We went to a birthday party on Saturday for 2 little boys...brothers...they were turning 1 and 3. They are good friends of ours, and we've known them for several years. Brady was playing on the floor with all the other little kids with all the toys, and he was doing so well...I was so proud! He found a toy truck that he LOVED. He was really into this truck and carried it around with him during the entire party. They have 2 of these trucks. The dad of the 2 boys was delighted that Brady liked this truck...he told us to take the truck home and that Brady could have it. I said, no that wasn't necessary and we wouldn't take his kids' toy! The afternoon went on and Brady still held this truck the entire time. We got ready to leave and I took the truck from Brady and put it back inside...well, he made his way back inside and got the truck again! Little stinker! The dad saw us and said for us to take the truck...I ended up telling him we'd take the truck home with us that day, but that I would definitely return it!
Well, Brady played with that truck all weekend and loved it! I posted a photo of him with it on FB and tagged both the mom and dad in the photo. The mom messaged me asking me to take the photo down b/c that truck was a gift (from a while ago) from her parents, and she didn't want them to see that her husband gave it away to Brady. She also asked me for the truck back...in not so many words.
I was really caught off guard, as I never intended to keep the truck but I couldn't believe she actually messaged me asking for the truck back. For goodness sake, it's a TOY!!! Who cares? I was just really surprised as I would have never reacted that way if I were in her shoes. I probably would have chewed my husband out for giving something away without talking to me first, but I surely wouldn't ask the other parent for the toy back. I would have my husband replace the toy since he was the one who gave it away. I don't think she realized that I had no intention of actually keeping the truck, but to bring it up to me and ask for it back was just surprising...
Anyways...what would you have done if your husband did that?