giving my nephew cash bc of previous bad behavior when opening gifts?
My nephew (11) went through a phase where he wrote his own songs and put them on TikTok. His bday was coming up and he asked for a keyboard from his mom and dad so he could play music to go with his lyrics.
I knew they were getting it for him so I bought him a mic and stand that hooked up to the key board, it had an amplifier and Bluetooth. It was not cheap.
When he opened it he threw a fit! Yelling and screaming. He even kicked the box.
Now, as a mom, I know kids will be kids but no one stepped in to correct his behavior. After about two mins of being berated by a child I walked away, telling my SIL it could be returned to Amazon.
He actually asked why I didn’t just buy him an Xbox! Since then my nephew and my SIL will send me lists of the things he wants and I just shove a hundred in a card and give it to him.
My husband, who doesn’t shop for the gifts, says I’m being petty and he’s just a kid. He is, at the very least, half right.
My whole thing though is no one stopped the behavior and I had to sit and listen to his complaining. I have a daughter his same age and she would Never behave like that if she did I would end it immediately and make her apologize.