x mas present for dc been ruined by friend wwyd

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wonderingsoul Sun 25-Nov-12 10:22:38

not sure what to do about this. but couple of weeks ago i had been in town with a friend. she is a lovely friend. i had brought to presents for my dc. coming to £30. which may not sound alot but it is to me and her. i hadnt noticed the time so had to speed of to get kids from school.

she kindly offered to take them back to hers so they wouldnt see the bags and see whats inside. and said shed bring them with her when she came to mine later that night when the kids where asleep.

she forgot and has forgotton the other times. iv offered to go up hers a few times but shes been at work or out.
but as it is her kids have got hold of them and are slightly dirty (their two talking tomes. 2 for 30 in argos) and used basically.

my delimea is now.. i want the money to buy new ones. or it to be replaced. but shes has big money troubles.. so do i

a- just replace them myself and wait for the money instalments .. though i dont really have the money to replace them along with the other stuff i have to get.

b- just forget about them for christmas and get th emoney in the new year.

part of me feels bad wanting to ask her becasue i know her money troubles but then the other part of me feels like my children shouldnt miss out of the presents i brought becasue of it.

Fakebook Mon 26-Nov-12 13:10:24

I know it's too late now, but I saw some Talking Toms in TK Maxx the other day for £12.99.

I am shocked she didn't even attempt to clean them up, and if you DO see your children playing with something that they're not supposed to, your first instinct would be to get them out of their hands ASAP. How long were those toys left so they got weetabix and shit on them? Your friend is not a friend. Glad you're giving her a wide berth.

MrsMushroom Mon 26-Nov-12 13:36:05

I am shocked that she allowed this! She should have put them safely right away. The fact that she never, shows that she is thoughtless.

I am also struggling for money but I would OF COURSE replace them. She's very, very rude.

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