It's been a minute since I've posted anything however this has come up as of yesterday and I was curious on what everyone would do. SS5 had a Santa Shop at school weeks ago and DH and him wrote a list and gave him money to spend on gifts for the family. BM did the same. Gifts came home and were separated. SS5 wrote who the gifts were for on each tag and apparantly no teacher helped on any of the spelling. It kind of was a mess but before Christmas DH sat down with SS and opened each one and SS told who each gift was for. Apperantly, SS changed his mind about a few gifts because he gave me a mug and his mom like a coaster set with purses painted on it (which made sense because purses are her thing). He stuffed in a bag labeled with his name (SS's name) a sports desk pencil set; and a stuffed animal. SS5 kept saying he bought it for himself. My DD and nephews did the same thing in school so we thought nothing of it. Well, the issue arises that the mug, desk set, and the stuffed animal (oh and a magnet that he gave to his grandmother) is BM's and we have "no right to them". BM is demanding them all back. I mean...causing a scene at drop offs demanding. DH is going to round up the items and let SS5 give them to BM. I'm on the fence about it because it 1 - will break SS's heart and 2 - probably cause another scene. But on the flip side - keeping it will cause more drama with BM because "everything that is SS's is hers" (including a carseat, blanket and baskets that she took from the daycare last year - they were mine actually). It's just rediculous.
So - just curious on what everyone would do in a stupid sitch like this.