FI's family annoys me. in particular, they have a way of sucking the joy out of christmas. specifically, there are a few of them that like to dictate gifts for their children. so what i mean is that they say, get this, or don't get that, or don't buy my kid anything, or that's too big, or run your gifts by me first to make sure "santa" hasn't already bought it.
my thinking is this: i enjoy giving gifts. gifts are a treat. there shouldn't be so many rules around gift-giving. i think you should be appreciative that people want to buy your kids presents and just accept them graciously, as you would any other gift. i don't think you should dictate what others can buy.
but i don't have kids so i recognize that there's another perspective out there that i don't have.
so is this rude or do i just need to get over it?