In-laws play favorites with their grandchildren: they are banished from the family
In-laws can be a precious resource or can be a source of fights and quarrels. Unfortunately, the latter is a much more realistic likelyhood for the mother who is the main character of this story. She and her husband Scott took the drastic action of disowning their children's grandparents, and the reason behind taking this shocking step is very simple: the in-laws gave many gifts to the woman's biological daughter. But for the child that was not their son's, the in-laws had very little regard or consideration. On their birthdays, the discrimination became more and more obvious, and finally reached the point where the woman and her husband took action.
The woman, who posts videos on TikTok under the nickname "mermaidmomarielle", said that her in-laws have always treated her nieces differently. The woman has an older daughter, born from a previous relationship, and she also has a younger daughter with her current husband, Scott. Scott's mother clearly has much more affection for her biological granddaughter, and so much so that she gives her the most gifts, by far. "This year it was super obvious," said the girls' mother. "For Eva's birthday, my eldest daughter, her grandparents gave her a gift in a plastic bag - it was a dress. It was nice, but they spent perhaps $ 10 on it. And they only gave it to her a few weeks after her birthday had passed. They didn't make a celebration of it and didn't even watch her open it. "
The attitude of the in-laws was quite different for their youngest daughter's birthday. They went to visit her at home, travelling for about an hour by car. And the gifts they bought her were worth around $ 200. They sang "Happy Birthday" to her, paid for her party and made sure she was happy with everything that was done for her.
In the face of this blatant favoritism, Scott went to talk to his parents, trying to make them understand that the way they behaved with their granddaughters was not acceptable. His parents, of course, denied it all, and instead of acknowledging their wrong-doing and discriminatory behavior, they sent a message to their daughter-in-law accusing her of brainwashing their son Scott. It was at this point that the woman decided to completely remove her in-laws from her life, mainly to protect her children. And let's be honest - children absolutely do not need to be around "toxic" people like these two.
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