How can I make my step daughter aware?

@Madona1 (2098)
Gibraltar
January 10, 2008 4:45pm CST
After the Chrismas, I notice that my step daughter hasn't thanked me for the money I gave her as a Christmas present. And I realized my hubby gave her the money GBP150, but didn't tell her my half contribution. Should I remind my hubby to tell her or I tell my step dauther directly and nicely? How can I make her aware my half contribution? Thanks for sharing your view!
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@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I would personally just say something along the lines of 'I hope you enjoyed your gift that your dad and I gave you for Christmas' and let it go at that. My s/o has a daughter as well, and no matter if he purchases it or I do, or we both do, she always thanks both of us for the gift.
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
10 Jan 08
True, the problem for us was my hubby didn't give my step daughter the money on the Christmas day. Instead, he asked me to give a small present - two pairs of silver bracelets. After the boxing day, he gave her the money. I don't know why my hubby acted like that, but it did give her the wrong impression that I merely gave her the cheap present, but her dad was the one gave her the big money. Thanks for helping me out.
• United States
11 Jan 08
In that case, I think I would also ask him why he did that, when she is not around.
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
11 Jan 08
Thanks for this again. With your view, now I have made up my mind to ask or discuss with my hubby as well. Initially I just didn’t want to question him or start an unnecessary quarrel.
• United States
10 Jan 08
When you are talking to her, say I hope you liked my christmas present sweetie! :) She'll probably ask what -- and then you can tell her As for your hubby, I'd definately ask him why he would do that because it hurt your feelings and put you in a situation you dont like Hope this helps!!!
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
10 Jan 08
That is a very good idea...I will definitely chat her up like the way you suggested. Thanks!
• United States
10 Jan 08
I wouldn't worry about her knowing I had contributed. It's a present, why does it really matter? Sure it'd be nice to be thanked, but if it's a present and they have at least thanked someone for it, then I would just leave it alone.
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
10 Jan 08
Thanks for sharing your view.