About 3 years ago MIL bought my children a sand pit. It is one of the wooden ones with the roof. (Was bought as a Christmas present, and she told me she got it on special for $80)
Anyway my kids used it for about 6 months, and then have showed no interest in it since, so it has just been sat in the corner of my garden doing nothing. We are moving in about a month and I told DP that I am going to go through the house and sell on ebay all the things that are no longer used. He asked if that included the sand pit, and I said yes. He then proceded to tell me that I was not allowed to sell it as his mother would get very angry, and that she had said a couple of weeks ago that if my kids were not using it could she have it for her house for her other grandkids to play with. For the record she also bought the other grandkids the same sand pit when she bought my grand kids theirs, and they destroyed theres within a matter of months. I have also in the past given MIL things when she realised that I was going to sell them(eg I once gave her a dvd player that we no longer used) and then found out later that she had immediately given them to her other son has his family. (Who BTW certainly aren't that short of money that they cannot afford a dvd player)
I told DP that if I wanted to sell the sand pit then I should be able to, and he said that I should give it back to her. DP has always let his mother walk all over him. She babysits her other sons kids on a regular basis, and has not once offered to babysit mine.
So WWYD? We could really use the extra cash, even if it is just $20, but DP basically had a full on go at me and told me I had no right to sell it and that his mother would say the same.
This post has been edited by KylieMin0gue: 07/02/2013, 07:29 AM