Re: "Bribing" for affection - too sensitive, or just let it go?
I can see both sides, too. If I try to be affectionate to someone like that and they don't want to, I don't want to play with them. I could make the argument that your MIL is just trying to communicate her hurt feelings in a way a young child could understand. BUT I totally understand the bribery thing and it would drive me crazy too! Maybe she needs to give him more time to warm up before she tries to approach him that way. If it really bothers you I suggest talk about it! Otherwise you might get bitter....