I've got a 10 yr. old niece & when I go to the thrift stores I keep an eye out for things for her. Last week I saw her & her mother & her mother urged the girl to "tell her what you've been telling me". She said that she didn't like the boot cut jeans & only liked straight legs. I actually think what I have bought for her were straight. I was really taken aback, especially that the mother was encouraging what seems to me to be a rude & ungrateful attitude. They are Christian churchgoers and have a hard time making ends meet--had a recent bankruptcy so I felt a little help would be good. I simply said that I didn't care for the flared legs either She did thank me for the last items I gave her. Now I am at a loss--feel strongly insulted especially since the mother encouraged this. This kids birthday is Saturday & of course they expect us to turn up bearing gifts. I am thinking of giving her a card with just some money & a note for her & parents to open later. It has a cartoon of a horse with a guy looking in its mouth & explains why we don't look a gift horse in the mouth. What to do?? I know I won't buy for her anymore.