I posted a similar thread last year and was told I was a scrooge... I wanna see if I still am. Here's the issue: My mother is a widow who loves to spend money. Last year at Christmas, she bought our girls (ages 1 and 2 then) a ton of stuff plus a Barbie jeep. I grouched about it, then decided I should just be thankful for a grandma who loves her grandkids like that. We aren't heavy on the gifts because we want to set a precedent of giving being better than receiving. We DO give our kids good gifts, but we also do service things, etc. This year, Mother has done it again, even after I asked her to please simplify a little this year (and she said she would). She has gone all out and gotten BIG things we have no room for, plus she isnt doing equal for my brother's kids. She wants me not to tell them all she gave my kids if they ask. So here it is... I am a scrooge?