Monday, January 03, 2011

How petty can you be?

So I sent two sweet boys a Christmas card with Wal-Mart gift cards in them a few days before Christmas.

Today, I get them back.

BOTH cards were opened to see what was inside. Shoved back in a single envelope, and taped shut. "Refused. Return to sender." was written on the front. (I always thought the post office would only do that to unopened mail?)

Oh and they also sat on them for a week before sending them back.

It really is unbelievable how selfish and petty people can be.

We're still awful and too negative?? So what? That has nothing to do with the kids, so it should be as it always has been regarding them.

The kids - YOURS and OURS - did nothing wrong. Why punish them? Why not let them be excited to get a surprise in the mail?

How selfish is it that you can't put aside your own ill feelings and feel the need to deny your children a CARD? What kind of parent does that?

What kind of parent tears open two envelopes to see what's inside, crams it back together and tapes it shut, and returns to sender.... never showing their kids that someone thought enough of them to send them something at Christmas?

Readers, a penny for your thoughts....







12 comments:

Mel said...

That is terrible :(

Michelle said...

So sad. :( Like you said, leave the kids out of it.

Andressa said...

I don't know what started the whole thing, but that doesn't matter.
This is awful and appaling.
I am so sorry for the kids.

Anonymous said...

Wow, those poor kids. I feel sorry for them to have parents like that. Some people are so selfish.

JustMeg said...

How awful. Those kids probably don't even know you send them something and think you forgot them this year. Sad that adults can't be just that - adults. So sorry.

Melanie said...

Yep, I thought that was pretty awful too. Saw no reason to treat the kids any differently than years past. Pretty pathetic that adults can't put aside their own ill feelings. If they would have sent my kids something (it would have been a shock) but I would not have denied them a gift.

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

That just totally sucks!! When those kids are older, they'd be so upset to learn their parents acted this way :o(

Anonymous said...

Would not expect that from Jeff, I wonder if he knows. a little sad that we know them. Isn't he Veronica's godfather?

Melanie said...

Yes, he is...or was I guess... Sad he refuses to acknowledge her now.

Blessed Beyond said...

this is terrible!!! so wrong and totally uncalled for!!! Hugs

Terri said...

ugh.
My sister used to return the gifts we sent to the store and get the money back or a store credit without letting the kids know we sent them. Whatever happened to "agree to disagree"??

Terri said...

ugh.
My sister used to return the gifts we sent to the store and get the money back or a store credit without letting the kids know we sent them. Whatever happened to "agree to disagree"??