However, they are not generous on a day-to-day basis, nor do I expect them to be. For example, they often don't pay when we go out to eat dinner, they do not give me cash gifts, they do not give me gifts (other than birthday and christmas of course). I'm not saying "poor me" or anything of the sort (in fact I think just the opposite). Just explaining how my parents behave.
Boris' parents are a very different sort. They like to give during the year and give more modest gifts at birthday's and christmas. So for example, they take us out for dinner or to shows during the year for no reason at all. Very nice. When they travel they also tend to bring us back gifts.
However, they recently exceeding anything I would have ever asked for or expect. They gave us 1 week of accommodations in mexico! I should explain that they do have a timeshare and they've decided to give us 1 weeks worth for 2011! How great is that? We will still pay for our own airfare and expenses while there but a condo will be ready for us!
A small caveat is that we do not share this information with anybody (namely his siblings). For reasons I don't know (but can speculate) they are only giving us the 1 week and nobody else. Probably the most likely reason is we are the only ones who live in the same province and city as them so we simply know them better. They are just so pleased to have us live here that they tend to spoil us a bit. This time though they are spoiling us a bunch!
So, I thought I would do a little happy dance for myself.
It's clearly a long way off and we have no idea when we would go but it's nice to know it's there for us. :D