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My step son broke my boys' XBOX 360 update with a poll
by Anonymous
November 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM

He was mad because when he came over the other day, my boys were already playing a game and didn't want to start over so that he can play (they said he could play next game). He got so mad that they wouldn't let him play that he picked up the xbox and threw it. It is now broken. I think that we should replace the xbox for my kids instead of buying SS's Christmas presents. DH thinks that we should just replace the XBOX and still get SS's Christmas and just get all the kids less for Christmas (so that we have the money to buy the new XBOX.) I don't think it's fair to my kids to get less for Christmas so that we can replace the XBOX that SS broke. What do you think?

Me and DH are currently talking and we are thinking that another idea might be better. Instead of not giving him Christmas presents make him pay it off buy doing a certain list of chores each time he comes over for the next 5 months (only a couple hours each since, understandable, DH does want to spend time with him). In addition to making him do the chores, he can't use the new xbox, which we will have to buy, until he pays it off. Then I am also thinking that even then, he should have to ask my sons if he may use it since it is their's.

Which is better
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 16% - No Christmas presents for SS
  2. 83% - Make him work it off over the next 5 months and until he works it off he may not use the xbox at all

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  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    November 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM
    I think birth mom should buy your son a new Xbox.
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    November 15, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    The mom (who he lives with most of the time) is not willing to replace it and we can't make her since DH is also his parent

    Quoting Anonymous:

    I think birth mom should buy your son a new Xbox.


  • areyouatroll
    November 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM
    How old are they?
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    November 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    My boys are 7 and 10, SS is 8

  • Bethsunshine
    November 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    BUMP!

  • areyouatroll
    November 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM
    What would you do if one of your kids broke it?
  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    November 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    How old are the boys?

  • b.futlz
    by b.futlz
    November 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    does he get allowance? i would replace the xbox and make him pay you back 

  • BabyBrooke13
    November 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM

     well when you married dh you married all of him including his son . . . his son became your son and the xbox was his too . . . I do not agree with his behavior, but i also don't agree with taking away something that only comes around once a year . . . if each kid got a little less they wouldn't make a big deal out of it unless you did . . . i would still make sure your ss got gift for xmas, but because of his behavior I also wouldn't let him play with the new xbox for a long while . . .

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    November 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM


    Quoting areyouatroll:

    What would you do if one of your kids broke it?

    If one of them broke it, it would be replaced and they wouldn't get anything for Christmas. Exactly as I feel we should do to SS

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