I'm having a major problem with my Mum and my MIL. My Mum will buy a moderately expensive item for my baby, and the MIL will see it and buy something almost identical, but cheap and nasty or second hand and in poor repair, and then gets upset when we don't use it. This then makes my Mum upset that she can't buy the baby anything without the green eyed monster copying and ruining the idea of the gift. MIL has 5 other grandsons, who get ignored most of the time, and this is the first girl. It is my Mum's first grandchild full stop, yet the MIL insists that her love for the baby is far more than what my Mum will ever feel. I am worried that a) my MIL is completely mental - you hear about some of the stuff she does, b) my Mum is going to give up on the whole grandma thing and c) the 5 other grandsons are going to resent their new cousin. What should I do?
Rish, SA, 3 mth baby