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Kids have broken our bed fuming

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Summersoul Sat 15-Feb-20 19:16:39

So today our DD1 is 13 and Dd2 is 11 decided that they would mess about upstairs playing stupid games of play fighting etc and also decided to jump on our bed 😡😡😡 a room they are not allowed in. As a result they have completely broken our bed frame.
DH wants to take all of their money to pay for a new one. I think 100 pounds each is enough to make a point but he thinks that it shouldn't cost us anything.
What would you guys do?

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ChickLitLover Sat 15-Feb-20 19:21:38

I wouldn’t make them pay for it. But I know if my kids did this they would be very sorry and feel extremely guilty. Are your children sorry ? If so I’d just give them a talking to and hopefully they won’t do anything like it again.

EineReiseDurchDieZeit Sat 15-Feb-20 19:25:33

They are old enough to know better, so I think making them contribute is important, but ALL their money is a bit tight.

Though, it's a vital lesson learned about responsibility and things costing money, so I would go with your DH.

wonderrotunda Sat 15-Feb-20 19:27:06

I broke mine eons ago and wedged a wooden box underneath to ‘fix’ it. It’s fine. Perhaps you can just repair it? Maybe a wooden spilt screwed to the frame?

HappyHammy Sat 15-Feb-20 19:30:05

Is it the slats or the frame. Is it worth repairing it. They are old enough to take some respobsibility and hope they are helping you make up the mattress on the floor and moving the frame.

ddraigygoch Sat 15-Feb-20 19:30:56

I would first assess the damage. But if it's seriously broken and definitely requires a new bed I'd absolutely take every Penny off them to replace it.

HappyHammy Sat 15-Feb-20 19:33:50

Is it worth claiming on your insurance if it was expensive. I can understand dh wanting them to pay.

Summersoul Sat 15-Feb-20 19:36:41

It's so beyond repair it's now in the skip! I must add it's 14 years old so on it's last legs but that's not the point.
We have agreed the girls will make a significant contribution and work to pay off the rest. We both feel strongly that they need to learn the value and consequences of their actions.
Interested to know others opinions on the subject smile

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ddraigygoch Sat 15-Feb-20 19:41:30

That sounds perfect.

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