I'm not sure whether this is depressing or funny - but I thought I would share for the amusement of others. My mom (God love her) has been "regifting" old toys and books that belonged to my brother and I (we are 38 and 40 now respectively) to our kids for Christmas and their birthdays. For example, my 5 year old boy will be getting several old books and an old Star Wars puzzle for his birthday in January. Now, I don't have a problem with this, the kids are still young enough to appreciate these types of "hand me down" toys. But my mom also decided to buy my DH and I a $150 toaster oven for Christmas. What's wrong with that you ask? Well, she did so after calling us and asking if we wanted one (the answer was no thanks - ours works just fine). Seriously, I don't know what to do with her!
PS. Obviously, I haven't brought this up with my mom. The kids have plenty of new presents and I appreciate the thought on the toaster oven. She's just not very good at gift giving .