I know this is a long way away from Christmas now, but when this initially happened at Christmas, I figured it wouldn't last more than a month.
Mum brought this up again last night.
You see, we ended up getting our mum a total of 75 dollars worth of Kindle gift cards, and another 20 for the iTunes store. We logic dad was having a tough Christmas, he had some things at work which were upsetting him and making him exhausted, and we got our mum a similar gift (Kindle gift cards to 100 dollars) last year, and she loved it.
So, it starts this year, with dad quickly bringing the gift in and she makes a snide comment when he's disappeared to the back about how she's worried if it's that small, already setting herself up for hating it.
So, when Christmas comes and she opens it up, she instead gives us a huge sigh. Then, when dad's disappeared to other business, she starts complaining about it to my sister and I.
Issue is, is that we were the ones who chose it, thinking she would love it, but she instead continued to blame dad entirely. After a week of this, I told her point blank, "Well, we're the ones who picked it out, so why do you blame him?"
She still continued to blame him.
Aside from making me feel like a wreck from guilt of not getting her something she obviously doesn't like (she spent that same week complaining about how little she could get Amazon with it, when she is a bibliophile, and the intentions were for her Kindle, the iTunes card as an easy way to purchase a couple apps she wanted as a Christmas preset anyways) and about how she scrimped and saved for all of us and this is the thanks she gets.
Mum spent the entire Christmas trying to pick a fight over a stupid gift, and trying to pick a fight with him and make it seem like it was his fault.
And, last night, she brings it up, again, that Christmas was all our fault, and she was just going to purchase her own Mother's Day gifts because we were obviously incapable.
Is there anything I seriously did wrong?