We all have authority figures in our lives.
I think that I would have to talk to her about these "slips" and tell her that if she does slip the gift will not be permitted to be accepted.
She may be hanging on more as her daughter is holding on less and GM is afraid that she will lose this connection with the girls.....especially if she moves!
Romance isn't anything.....my proposal was anything but romantic......I asked how many classes I needed to take next semeser because if I was planning a wedding I couldn't take as many!
Sometimes you have to push for the things you really want!