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DorothyL Sat 24-Dec-16 00:00:41

Came home tonight to dd1 v upset with dd2 (13) - dd2 has lost, probably accidentally thrown away, the present they bought for me a month ago.

They have other bits to give so I can't make up my mind - should dd go and get a replacement?

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 24-Dec-16 00:04:53

YABU. It's between them to sort out and decide.

Why would you want to send her in?

noelheadBandAid Sat 24-Dec-16 00:06:38

I wouldn't... you know the thought was there, and it may well turn up at some point anyway

DorothyL Sat 24-Dec-16 00:08:05

I wouldn't send her I was just trying to come up with a title
Just wondering what your take on it was

VeryBitchyRestingFace Sat 24-Dec-16 00:13:59

Just wondering what your take on it was

Take on what? confused

Are you asking whether you should force one or both children to replace present?

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Sat 24-Dec-16 00:16:37

Do you mean that you'd pay but it would make dd1 feel better to give it? Or that you're sending dd2 to replace it herself?

DorothyL Sat 24-Dec-16 00:17:13

Sorry no -

just whether if asked you'd say yes I think you should replace it before xmas day or if to say don't worry about it

As dds want my opinion

DorothyL Sat 24-Dec-16 00:17:42

Dd2 would pay

VeryBitchyRestingFace Sat 24-Dec-16 00:20:42

How expensive was the present? Can DD2 afford to replace it? Is she generally careless?

DorothyL Sat 24-Dec-16 00:21:30



Yes, very

CakeNinja Sat 24-Dec-16 00:24:33

I wouldn't. It was an accident.
Annoying, sure. But obviously not done on purpose?

CakeNinja Sat 24-Dec-16 00:25:09

But isn't it for them to sort out? You don't orchestrate the organisation of your own presents!

HardcoreLadyType Sat 24-Dec-16 00:26:22

To be honest, I would say that as this is a gift for you, they really need to work it out for themselves, and you feel upset that they are involving you.

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 24-Dec-16 00:26:23

I can't imagine anyone would tell their child to replace it. You say not to worry and thank them for the thought, surely?

DorothyL Sat 24-Dec-16 00:30:49

I told them already that I'd rather not have been told!

It was the one thing I asked for so that stressed them because they couldn't just leave it (or at least that's what they thought)

Benedikte2 Sat 24-Dec-16 00:39:33

If your DDs will be unhappy not to be able to give you your gift then they need to replace it. It will probably be a sore point between them over Christmas unless it is replaced. Tell them they need to decide whether or not to get another and you intend to leave it up to them to sort.
Good luck

Yoarchie Sat 24-Dec-16 00:40:20

I would tell them both to forget the whole incident. I'd speak to them individually also and ask the younger dd to give the older dd £4 by way of compensation/apology.

Towns are all hellish on Christmas Eve and I wouldn't send dd2 to get me an £8 present. Unnecessary, unpleasant and not what Christmas is about.

hesterton Sat 24-Dec-16 00:44:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

differentnameforthis Sat 24-Dec-16 00:47:01

You don't orchestrate the organisation of your own presents! To be fair, you probably do if you're a single parent or have a useless spouse or else you may not get anything!!

DoosyFartlek Sat 24-Dec-16 00:53:53

Maybe ask DD to turn her room upside down this week? Theen tell them they can decide what to don but it's DD1 shouldn't replace if

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