My cousin is pregnant. She is related on my husbands side of the family. She is in her late twenties, lives at home and her boyfriend doesn’t work. Both my husband and I work, have our own house (owned by the bank as we pay off the mortgage) and we struggled to have a child. We have one daughter who just turned three. My cousin says that she will go back to work as soon as she can and leave the baby for her mother to care for. She seems to have very little interest in the child.
The rest of the family expect that I will give all of my daughters things to my cousin – pusher, capsule, baby seat, clothes, change table etc. My husband and I are hoping to have another child. We worked hard and saved to buy a lot of the things for our daughter and others were gifts from my parents. It irritates me that I seem to be expected to just hand over all of our baby stuff. Am I just being mean not wanting to give all of my baby things to her?
Posted anonymously, 31st May 2015