However, there is one little matter with which I have an issue. It’s the opposing grandma, my ex, thing and her gifts to her and my grandsons. We have four grandsons. All year long Granny Ex accumulates and hoards tons of cheap but big mostly plastic toy thingies. In the process of accumulating plastic, the woman has laid waste to more oil than BP. She wraps the presents then shows up on birthdays or Christmas Eve with a carload of crap.
Her idea is that when the kids open their presents, her gifts overwhelm the room. And as it is for most children, more is better.At the end of the day, grandma wins in the eyes of these boys, because all grandpa got the boys was a stupid subscription to national geo, a science project and a hunk of green deposited to a college fund I’ve established.
I must admit that I am happy if my grandsons are. But a month or so after Christmas, I am even happier when I drive by my Grandchildren's’ homes and see all that plastic stacked stacked in pieces on the curb on trash pickup day
Childish behavior on my part? You bet. But it sure feels good.
In the meantime, I have been busy planning my sweet revenge. My oldest will be ready for college in two years. On his birthday during his last year in high school when his mom usually has the family over to celebrate, He will be the first of the four to get a 5 figure check from grandpa for his education.
What kind of plastic can beat that granny ex? Unless you come up with a Corvette, I gotcha granny ex.