So, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. My Dh has cut off contact with his toxic parents (long story.) The gist is that they never really had alot to do with our toddler son to begin with. They sure liked to torment DH and me. But now that we've had no contact for a couple of years, they send an Easter card and a Christmas gift card every year to our son.
The first year of our falling out, I sent them a simple basic thank you for the gift card for my toddler son. Then they did a bunch more mean hateful crap, so the second year I didn't send them a thank you. (I know, probably bad, but what can I say. These peope are hateful.)
This year I've received another gift card for my son for Christmas. We haven't spoken or anything for a long time now, but I suppose that's besides the point. What do I do? Son is too young to write a thank you. I was thinking of having him draw (scribble) a picture and mail it to them, but they'd somehow see that as an attack or something against them. What should I do? What would you do? What's the etiquette for dealing with toxic people that you don't even have anything to do with, that never really had anything to do with you, their son and grandson except do/say toxic and mean things to until you cut them off? Ignore it? Thank them?
Suggestions, please? Thanks so much!