My MIL is very possessive of DH's childhood things (photos, crafts made, etc.) I completely understand her wanting to keep things he made for her and certain sentimental things, but we have nothing from his childhood.
Awhile ago, she brought out this book he made and illustrated when he was young and it was hilarious. I mentioned that he should show it to my little brothers, who were 4 and 7, because they'd think it was so cool that big brother in law "wrote" a book. FIL immediately said we'd have to ask MIL because it's hers....I was thinking, actually it's DH's! He made it in school and didn't give it to her, she just has it.
I'd like some of my husbands childhood photos mainly. Did any of you guys deal with this? I'm at a loss because my parents gave me tons of mine.