Christmas gift with strings attached
My husbands grandfather gives his grandchildren $100 every year for Christmas. Since marrying his grandson, I have been included in that. This year, he asked everyone to tell him what we spend it on. I asked my husband why and the reason he gave me was “He likes feeling useful.” I’m a little grumpy about this ‘gift’. It feels like he gave money to all his grandkids so that HE could feel good. Also, as soon as the check is deposited or cashed, it’s no longer HIS money. It’s MY money, so what I do with it is my business. I feel that it is rude for him to ask us to tell him what we do with it. What people do with their money is their business. Am I blowing this out of proportion or am I justified in being miffed.