We have spent over 800 dollars for christmas presents and I had them in my closet. Noone is allowed in my room but everytime I went in my room today, the closet door was opened so I suspected she did it so tonight I sent her in there to put something away and went in after she was done and again the door was open so I confronted her, and she admitted to opening the door to see her gifts... I asked her what all she saw because I was just going to take those gifts and give them to the less fortunate children but she refused to answer so I took all but four small little gifts and brought them out, showed them to her, and explained she wasn't getting them... we took them to the police station, and I had her drop some of them off in the box of toys for tots, and we got back in our car and went home... when we come back from our vacation, Monday she is going to take the rest back to the store and get the money and buy gifts for her sister and other people...
All she is left with is four little toys with stockinng stuffers and everytime she goes back in the closet a toy will get taken and given to someone who will appreciate it...
My two year old is still having christmas and she will still have all the toys we bought her but my six year old is going to learn a lesson the hard way... it breaks my heart but I refuse to have a spoiled brat
Well got to go to bed... we have to be up in a couple hours to go out of town for thanksgiving...
But I do want to say one thing... it is kinda funny how I posted the same thing on my fb status and got a different... everyone was all for what I was doing including my family.
I am not doing this to be mean or hateful or to take christmas away from my child... I am doing this to teach her a valuable lessons, and no this is not what normal six year olds do. That is not what I remember growing up and that is not what I want my kids to do... I have rules and I expect them to be obeyed and if they are broken then there will be consequences nomatter if it is christmas or not... she broke my rules and now she has to deal with the consequences. She still has toys, it is just not as much as she would have had..
I am not here to be her friend... I am here to be her mother . And although this hurts me, I have to follow through and I will because she has to learn this lesson.. she willingly did this knowing the consequences for her actions, and now I have to follow through with what I said and punish her so maybe next time this won't happen...
Goodnight ladies... I have to be up in four hours
by Anonymous 1November 21, 2012 at 12:16 AMToo late, you already have a spoiled brat, and have no one to blame but yourself. Do you have any idea what you are doing by not letting her have Christmas? You don't have to spend $800 on a kid at Christmas to have Christmas. She's a kid. You are the adult. Grow the fuck up.
by Anonymous 2November 21, 2012 at 12:16 AMDamn.
Hmm..tough call Momma. The good news...she's only six, plenty of time to teach her an attitude of gratitude. It also sounds like she has been over indulged in the past. As I understand this is not any fun for you either, I hope you both can work through the season and still enjoy your family time together.
by Anonymous 3November 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM
seems fair enough. hope she thinks twice before being ungrateful and evasive
My kids are getting much less this year because they have not taken care of the toys they previously received. Hopefully, they will value the gifts they get this year. It isn't a punishment, it is my own personal reality check, I realize now that spending hundreds of dollars on kids for Christmas was a bad decision on my part.
Yes, she is teaching her child to not be a little brat.
More balls than I would have, OP. I don't have that kind of money anyway.
Too late, you already have a spoiled brat, and have no one to blame but yourself. Do you have any idea what you are doing by not letting her have Christmas? You don't have to spend $800 on a kid at Christmas to have Christmas. She's a kid. You are the adult. Grow the fuck up.
by Anonymous 4November 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM
You sound really mean, she's just a kid.