Kess, I donít see how Ruth couldíve misunderstood. I made it very clear that the toys were for the neighbor kids. In the past Iíve offered things to Ruth for the grandkids, and she always turned me down, saying that they had too much stuff already.
What puzzles me most is that when I called Ruth the night before, she didnít mention that the grandkids were there. When I called right before I drove over, she said nothing about children being there. Normally, she wouldíve made a big deal about it.
Ruth is not very bright, utterly self-centered, doesnít think things through, and believes that whatever pops into her head is unquestionably right. I think she grasped an opportunity to make herself look good to all the children, without considering that it was at the expense of me and the neighbor children. I doubt that anything I say will make her question that her behavior was anything less than saintly.