We had quite a night with our 14 yo dd & her lies last night. I had brought her out to the living room & showed her what I had found under the end table I had moved. There were 2 scotch tapes, & one red bow. After I saw these I looked at the packages under the tree & all of them had been opened & re taped. She said "Oh, I must have left them there (the tape)" I showed her what I had found & she said "I didn't open them". She lied to my face 'again'. I told her that I knew she had as I could see where each piece of tape had taken off the color of the paper. She just shook her head, like no that's not true. I took all the presents & put them in her room & said "thanks for ruining Christmas. She said "oh, take them out of here". I did, unwrapped them & threw the wrapping in her room. I took the presents & put them in my car trunk. I don't know what I'm going to do with them. My husband said we should return them & get gifts for ourselves & open them so she can see or hear it (where ever she chooses to be at the time. I had also said to her she won't be getting the money we give her each year. She said "you don't give me any money". I said "yes, we do & you know we have". How would you have handled this? What should we do with the presents? Have you heard of or even had a child of yours open presents then retape them, etc?
on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:57 AM