My sister's mother-in-law seems to be on a mission to buy my nephew every gift that we tell her we want to buy him. We wanted to buy him his first bike- She's getting it. I wanted to get him a table and chairs- She bought it first (while knowing that it was what I planned to purchase)-wagons, games, etc, etc. You get the idea.
All my mom wanted to buy this kid for his birthday was a train set (Thomas and Friends, if you're curious) She asked my sister if she could, told the mother-in-law about it...andddd today she was watching the baby.
SHE BOUGHT THE TRAINS! My nephew's birthday isn't even for another two weeks!
What is the proper approach to dealing with such ridiculousness?
Will you tell me about annoying family members?