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to think my overweight sil is out of order for breaking my dd's 100pound rocking horse

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bodybag Mon 29-Sep-08 10:19:04

yes she actually started riding my dds mamas and papas beautiful rocking horse and shes gone and broken it.

FabioVicePeeperPlopper Mon 29-Sep-08 10:20:11

Have you asked her how she will be replacing it?
Tell her she can order a new one direct or send you a cheque or cash the big fatty

SixSpotBurnet Mon 29-Sep-08 10:20:30

No, you are not being unreasonable at all! What a bizarre thing for an adult to do...

I hope she's going to get your dd a new one.

GordonTheGopher Mon 29-Sep-08 10:21:31

Sorry I know this isn't supposed to be funny but grin.

And yes she should pay for it.

littlelapin Mon 29-Sep-08 10:25:11

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compo Mon 29-Sep-08 10:26:07

poor thing, I bet she is mortified!

Dropdeadfred Mon 29-Sep-08 10:27:57

has she coughed up?

she probably would have broken it even if she wasn't over weight

chapstickchick Mon 29-Sep-08 10:28:03

Was she riding it....seriously grin???

Yes of course she should pay- is it irreparable??

mamadiva Mon 29-Sep-08 10:28:19

I know this must be mortifying for your sister but PSML here seriously.

Yeah she should pay for it and then go into hiding LOL, nah just make it into a quick joke then forget about it.

JulesJules Mon 29-Sep-08 10:34:29

grin grin
Was she pretending to be a famous showjumper? That is what my sister and I used to do - when we were six grin

Seriously, bet she is mortified! Of course she must get your dd another one.

(Shame you didn't get pictures...)

Saturn74 Mon 29-Sep-08 10:36:36

Oh dear.
Surely she offered to replace it or pay for a new one?
If not, you need to ask her when she'll be doing so.

cupsoftea Mon 29-Sep-08 10:37:10

email her the info on how to replace it

mrsalansugar Mon 29-Sep-08 10:47:51

She's an adult and shouldn't have sat on it, her weight is immaterial. She should have offered to pay for it to be repaired or replaced, in the absence of this offer your dh should ask her to replace it.

bodybag Mon 29-Sep-08 10:57:20

well dd wasn't too keen on going on it and she sat on it and started riding it to show dd what to do.

she has also sat on dds wheely bug and gone all over the room on that too


bodybag Mon 29-Sep-08 10:58:26

she said she thought it would be better quality than that!

Dropdeadfred Mon 29-Sep-08 10:59:06

is she paying for it or not?..that's the real question

barbiehouse Mon 29-Sep-08 10:59:46

sounds like she's trying to be a really fun auntie for your dd though, so don't be too harsh!

Majeika Mon 29-Sep-08 10:59:46

how overweight is she? hmm

poor rocking horse

bodybag Mon 29-Sep-08 11:01:32

shes a ten ton tess

she has not offered yet, i have not asked yet going to give her chance to offer, if she doesnt them i'll tell her.

sameagain Mon 29-Sep-08 11:06:11

Would you be so annoyed if it was your sister rather than your SIL? Or a friend visiting you with her DC's? I find the whole in-law thing magnifies the extent of the crime IYSWIM

I've ridden on kids toys before now, to play with them (the DC's), sounds like she was being nice to me, but if it's really irreparably damaged, she should replace/deal with M&P's to have it replaced.

monkeymonkeymonkey Mon 29-Sep-08 11:07:45

She should pay for replacement/repair for it.
What adult would think a childs rocking horse would support them?

bodybag Mon 29-Sep-08 11:14:23

an idiot.

it would be the same whoever broke it.

just i know she won't be able to afford to replace it as they are always skint.

kormachameleon Mon 29-Sep-08 11:17:33

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plantsitter Mon 29-Sep-08 11:19:59

I agree with KC. A rocking horse is a thing and your SIL is a person. Get some perspective.

FabioVicePeeperPlopper Mon 29-Sep-08 11:22:46

If she were v slim and it broke, perhaps it wasn't well made.
The weight issue is relevant, Ithink.

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