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Old December 27th, 2014, 12:37 PM
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S/O of My Mom bought all the good gifts

Is there anyone who has this issue - someone else gets the same gifts or the more expensive version of what you are getting/got your kid(s)



DS just got home from the ex's and got him the better and/or more expensive version of what I was getting/got DS. I want to cry (but that's just me being emotional), but DS is still excited that he's getting/got what I bought - I just feel Ex hasn't done stuff like this for years and I thought it was over/he wouldn't do it anymore

example - I ordered a reproduction WWII tanker jacket for DS .... ex and his "friend" (ex's term) got DS an authentic WWII tanker jacket
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Old December 27th, 2014, 01:16 PM
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Re: S/O of My Mom bought all the good gifts

That stinks, snafu. Do y'all not coordinate gift-giving? Did XH know what you were getting and decide to one-up you? Or was that accidental?
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Old December 27th, 2014, 01:21 PM
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Re: S/O of My Mom bought all the good gifts

we had talked about things - to prevent 4-5 people getting DS the same things (unless it was a "Steam" gift card)


He said (via text) he didn't "know if you were still doing that" (me rolling eyes) makes since he should have asked me if I was still doing it (it was my idea that I'd shared with him) .... especially as he'd agreed when we discussed things that an authentic jacket costing hundreds was too expensive

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Old December 27th, 2014, 01:35 PM
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Re: S/O of My Mom bought all the good gifts

So is he stupid or did he deliberately one-up you? Do you think he miscommunicated your discussion to his "friend" who did the shopping?
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Old December 27th, 2014, 01:51 PM
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Re: S/O of My Mom bought all the good gifts

I honestly don't know. He used to one up me but I don't know if it was just to be a PITA or if he thought my ideas were cool (or both) However if I planned to do something special with DS, he would do it before I'd planned to and then Ds wouldn't want to do it with me... but its been years since he's done that.
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Re: S/O of My Mom bought all the good gifts

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I honestly don't know. He used to one up me but I don't know if it was just to be a PITA or if he thought my ideas were cool (or both) However if I planned to do something special with DS, he would do it before I'd planned to and then Ds wouldn't want to do it with me... but its been years since he's done that.
Just to be on the safe side, whenever you decide to do something special with or for DS, from now on, do not share it with anyone until it's over....regardless...you don't need to give them a detailed list of what you're getting for him....that is between you and your son.

Personally that jacket is kind of a rare gift, and he must have said something to both of you about it, right? How else would they have known?
Or am I missing something? Please do not be afraid to set me straight if I am...

Sorry, your such a good mom, and person to have to go thru this....
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Re: S/O of My Mom bought all the good gifts

I know this is an old thread, however this year ex bought almost everything DS had on his list


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Re: S/O of My Mom bought all the good gifts

Aw, man. I'm so sorry snafu.

Do you have any other ideas of gifts for your son?
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Re: S/O of My Mom bought all the good gifts

yes -

couple of boring things (car seat covers - that he's asked for, a paper shredder- that he didn't ask for)

and a couple of fun things (a "lego" tank - that he didn't ask for, and a T-shirt that he did ask for)


he'll also get a check

I'm contemplating giving him a small handgun that was my dad's (a titan, if I remember correctly)
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Re: S/O of My Mom bought all the good gifts

I'm really sorry that this continues, snafu.

How old is DS now?
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