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Yesterday I go to check the mail and there is a package sitting there. From BM to the kids. $16 and change in postage to ship it according to the label. The kids open the box and it is a bunch of candy.
Okay, seriously? She really bought a crap load of candy and then paid $16 to send it to them!
Besides the fact that there is no way they are eating all this candy anytime soon I just feel like money can be better spent! Instead of buying junk she should see what they actually need. She probably spent $40 on candy. We could have really used help paying for the kids activities or something instead.
I am really trying to appreciate her efforts to be involved. It sounds like she's a 'Gifts' love language kind of person, and I realize she's struggling because she doesn't have a great idea of what they like and it honestly probably doesn't even occur to her to pitch in for activities (although I get the feeling she wants to be able to send something and have it be a gift from her alone, which in and of itself isn't a bad thing - just makes her desire to buy things more problematic).
If its for Halloween I don't see it as an issue myself. Halloween is coming up and maybe that's her way of doing something for them for Halloween. ? I shipped candy and stuff to my sk's in other states. =\
Nothing she does makes any sense to me, but maybe she did use food stamps or something to buy it. Or maybe she just wanted to send something she thought they would like. Whatever. We had them call and thank her. We told them they can have a piece or two every night for their dessert if they choose. (At that rate they should be done with it by summer! lol)