What to tell kids about really inconsistent relatives?
I'm not sure how to message my relatives to my DD.
Both my parents and brother didn't acknowledge her birthday at all a few weeks ago. Now, it seems their regular pattern is emerging where they are both going to send her some massive Christmas present. Which since they called yesterday to see if we were going to be home for Christmas is going to show up 4 days after Christmas.
They will want to make a big deal out of it calling every day to see if we've gotten it.
Do I need to tell her anything about this- or just let her be happy about the late gift? I just don't want her to ever have any expectations - like Grandma might actually remember her birthday- as it is only a set up for a massive disappointment (and I would prefer to isolate her from that- heck I almost bought her a birthday gift from grandma.)
Anyone else been through this?