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Mommy defies the giant Supercheap Auto tent her mother-in-law bought her son for his birthday

“Every time I propose something, she triples it in size and noise”: Mom writes hilarious rants about her mother-in-law after buying her son a giant car-themed tent “no one asked for”

  • Mum blogger Mel Watts, 33, recently celebrated her youngest son’s birthday
  • Sonny, who turned three, received a gift from Mel’s mother-in-law Trish
  • While Mel suggested giving Sonny a book, Trish chose something ‘bigger’
  • The giant Supercheap Auto tent was not what the family expected to get

An Australian mother raved about the birthday present her mother-in-law gave her son after her suggestion for a book met something much bigger than expected.

Mel Watts, 33, who lives on the Central Coast of New South Wales, celebrated her son Sonny’s third birthday on June 5 and was looking forward to seeing what his grandmother Trish bought him.

But that excitement quickly dissipated when Sonny was offered a giant Supercheap Auto tent now in the living room.

Mel Watts celebrated her son Sonny's third birthday on June 5 (photo on the front) and was looking forward to seeing what his grandmother Trish bought him.

Mel Watts celebrated her son Sonny’s third birthday on June 5 (photo on the front) and was looking forward to seeing what his grandmother Trish bought him.

But that excitement quickly dissipated when Sonny was presented with a giant Supercheap Auto tent that now features prominently in the living room (pictured with all her children)

But that excitement quickly dissipated when Sonny was presented with a giant Supercheap Auto tent that now features prominently in the living room (pictured with all her children)

But that excitement quickly dissipated when Sonny was presented with a giant Supercheap Auto tent that now features prominently in the living room (pictured with all her children)

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‘Yes. This is what no one asked for his birthday. I mean it looks like a book right ?! “Mel, who blogs like The Modern Mumma, wrote on Facebook.

‘Every time I present my mother-in-law with something, it triples in size and noise level.

“I know why, her son was definitely a child, and she pays him back, which in turn makes me pay.”

The ‘oversized’ tent ordered for Sonny may not have been on the toddler’s wish list, but he now thinks it’s the ‘bee knees’, much to Mel’s contempt.

The 'oversized' tent ordered for Sonny may not have been on the toddler's wish list, but he now thinks it's the 'bee knees', much to Mel's contempt

The 'oversized' tent ordered for Sonny may not have been on the toddler's wish list, but he now thinks it's the 'bee knees', much to Mel's contempt

The ‘oversized’ tent ordered for Sonny may not have been on the toddler’s wish list, but he now thinks it’s the ‘bee knees’, much to Mel’s contempt

Mel and her husband Nolan - Trish's son - share Ivie, seven, Indie, four and Sonny (pictured), as well as Mel's first child Ayden, 13

Mel and her husband Nolan - Trish's son - share Ivie, seven, Indie, four and Sonny (pictured), as well as Mel's first child Ayden, 13

Mel and her husband Nolan – Trish’s son – share Ivie, seven, Indie, four and Sonny (pictured), as well as Mel’s first child Ayden, 13

“I can’t wait for babysitting day … all the kids get a shot of Red Bull and a face full of face paint. What does your white leather lounge look like now, Trish? ‘ she said.

Mel and her husband Nolan – Trish’s son – share Ivie, seven, Indie, four, and Sonny together, as well as Mel’s first child with another father, Ayden, 13.

Her post received a number of comments from fellow mothers who understood what it was like to get ‘interesting’ presents from their in-laws.

“We have a Thomas the Tank Engine garden chair from my mother-in-law for my son’s birthday one year … It was horrible and not helpful at all,” said one woman.

“We kindly returned it to her and asked if my son could use it in her house instead.”

Her post received some comments from fellow mothers who understood what it was like to get 'interesting' presents from their in-laws (Nolan and Mel in the photo)

Her post received some comments from fellow mothers who understood what it was like to get 'interesting' presents from their in-laws (Nolan and Mel in the photo)

Her post received some comments from fellow mothers who understood what it was like to get ‘interesting’ presents from their in-laws (Nolan and Mel in the photo)

“Oh, I feel your pain … I hate Play-Doh. Everyone knows I hate Play-Doh. Last year the children received Play-Doh for Christmas, ‘said another.

A third added, “One Christmas, my father-in-law gave us a truckload of presents for the kids, but didn’t pack them. Hubby and I had to stay up late the two nights before wrapping up all his presents and some of us … he also gave them a truckload of chocolate for Easter. ‘

It is not known whether Mel will display the tent or whether it will be returned to her mother-in-law’s house.

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