On our wedding day, my husband and I were given a garden decoration by his grandmother. We were going on a motorcycle trip for our honeymoon, and his sweet Grandma thought that was awesome (her word, too). The decoration is a huge toad dressed in Harley gear, very cute and symbolic of our journey through life together. We kept it on a shelf in our first and second apartments until we got a house, then put it in a shady place in the garden by the entrance to our home so it would be seen but not get faded by the sun too much. Well, my sister's kids broke it. No, they weren't playing carefully under supervision. They were in the yard with my sister while I went in to make iced tea. When I came out, my sister's daughter had our precious ornament held over her head. Even as I yelled at her, she threw it as hard as she could onto the driveway, smashing it into pieces. It is not fixable. I was so upset I told my sister to take her brats and leave my house NOW!! She told me if it was so special I shouldn't have had it out. Well, its been there for months with MY kids playing all around it, my brother's kids playing around it, and the neighborhood kids playing around it. We never assumed a kid would pick it up and purposely break it.
I cried about it all day ( I'm pregnant and emotional too) and my husband actually shed a tear over it when he got home. After checking facebook later on, I found that my sister had unfriended me and sent an email around to our friends and relatives saying that I had verbally attacked her daughter and made a huge deal about nothing and she was never allowed at our house again. My brother had forwarded the email to me and asked what the real story was, as this sister is apt to lie about pretty much evreything.
What would you have said or done? I think I did the right thing in throwing them out, especially after her attitude that something I loved was expendable.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:50 AM on Apr. 27, 2011 in Relationships
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Answer by scout_mom at 10:56 AM on Apr. 27, 2011
Your sister should have been more understanding about how you feel about YOUR things. It's also very immature to bring that kind of stuff to facebook; really who is going to care anything about it except you and her and grandma. I'm hoping you can find one exactly like it so it can fill the spot in your yard and hearts.
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