Where to start?
BG: BIL (Adam) met FSIL (Eve) after a nasty breakup. She was only 18 (he was in his late 20's) but we all assumed she was a rebound fling. She quickly gets pregnant, and much to our dismay, they are engaged soon after. Her baby shower was thrown by my MIL, and Eve turned it into a nightmare, daily posting nasty comments to guests on Facebook, obnoxiously long registry, etc. the shower was held in another state and thus we declined the invitation. We were going to send a gift, but her demands on Facebook got so offensive that we ultimately not to.
The baby is born 3 months early and is in the NICU in critical care, it was really touch and go for the first week and we were all concerned. This didn't stop Eve from posting pictures of him almost hourly on Facebook! It was so inappropriate, he was so small and sick looking, in an incubator, tubes coming from his nose and mouth, eyes covered... We honestly didn't know if he was going to make it, and here she is posting literally dozens of pics of him in his fragile state. Thankfully, he pulled through and is now a happy and rambunctious 2YO.
She soon gets pregnant again, and since DH and I have since moved across the country, we were not invited to the second baby shower. When the baby was born (on time and perfectly healthy), we decided to send a gift. I found a onesie that said, "Somebody in San Diego Loves Me" (as DH and I live in San Diego), I got a matching tee shirt in a toddlers size for our other nephew, the baby's big brother. Wrapped everything nicely with a card congratulating them on the new addition and sent it off priority mail on a Monday, to arrive on Wednesday.
Wednesday comes and goes, no word. Thursday, same, by Friday afternoon (which was around 6pm on the East Coast) I was getting worried that the package hadn't arrived! I sent her a message asking if they had received it and she said that they had not! We went back and forth confirming the address etc until finally I said, "ok, well I'll send a replacement package, but just act surprised when you get it!" She said that she would.
I told my husband what happened and he (the eternal pessimist who trusts no one) said, "Just wait, in an hour she's going to text you and the package will have magically arrived." I blew him off because it just sounded too ridiculous-who would do that? Well, you guessed it, and hour later she sends me a text,
"We got the package, the t-shirts are cute. We'll take a pic of them and post it on Facebook and tag you guys."
I was shocked! First of all, there was no thank you with regards to the gift. Second, what kind of person pretends not to have received a gift? My husband suggests that she got it and tossed it aside, but when I asked if they received it, was embarrassed that she hadn't sent a text or anything when she got it, so she pretended that she didn't? That's nuts right?
The clincher is that she just posted on Facebook, "I have TONS of newborn boys clothes that I'm looking to sell, message me if you're interested!"
Tacky! 99% of those baby clothes were GIFTS and now she's selling them? Also, one of our other SIL's is currently pregnant, shouldn't Eve be offering the newborn clothes to an expectant mother in our family before trying to turn a profit on her shower gifts?
To anyone who read this extremely long post, THANK YOU! This girl just drives me nuts!