you know what, no matter how hard I try, I just am not able to get out of it all. A long story cut short: Summer vacations and its all a real fun time having guests at home and visiting our relatives. It so happened that My SIL's Son was here for few days and when it was time to return back as usual we wanted to present him cloths. my better half felt some light summer collection would do but I insisted that some branded stuff be given as that would be the hot topic of discussion as to what his Mama has presented. [+ MIL pressure obvious!] [+ I love him too much for he is like my kid!] . so we took the him to a branded shop, let him choose what he liked [A college going kid knows what suits best for him]. and we were all more than happy. [except for my better half whose budget went for a toss]. recently at a family get together, among all the other stuff I hear this from SIl: " we never pick a shirt priced below 2500/- for my son. It was just because you gave him he accepted that dress". many things said and done after that but I was just stuck in that moment. just can not get over it all. More offended I feel that I never used to look at the price of any gift and I always made sure that I state the givers name to my kid so that he is constantly reminded about them. but now the 2 shirts which she has given to my 5 year old I do not feel good remembering her and her statement! n yes these shirts are that road side sale shirt: kind of what u see at T nagar if u could relate. [I do not mind all that cos for a kid its all fine as long as he is comfortable] But then why this irritation and mood out. I ought to have given her back in her words some answer. Irritated cos I did not respond back. irritated cos I persuaded my better half to get something good and no matter what we do, we end up with such disturbing word plays and the stress after that for couple of days! I will come out of this but then for now ..... wish there was no such relation as SIL [the younger ones behaviour is the worst than this!] life would have been more peaceful. suggestions to make me feel better are welcomed!