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My step son broke my boys' XBOX 360 update with a poll

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Question: Which is better

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No Christmas presents for SS

Make him work it off over the next 5 months and until he works it off he may not use the xbox at all


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He was mad because when he came over the other day, my boys were already playing a game and didn't want to start over so that he can play (they said he could play next game). He got so mad that they wouldn't let him play that he picked up the xbox and threw it. It is now broken. I think that we should replace the xbox for my kids instead of buying SS's Christmas presents. DH thinks that we should just replace the XBOX and still get SS's Christmas and just get all the kids less for Christmas (so that we have the money to buy the new XBOX.) I don't think it's fair to my kids to get less for Christmas so that we can replace the XBOX that SS broke. What do you think?

Me and DH are currently talking and we are thinking that another idea might be better. Instead of not giving him Christmas presents make him pay it off buy doing a certain list of chores each time he comes over for the next 5 months (only a couple hours each since, understandable, DH does want to spend time with him). In addition to making him do the chores, he can't use the new xbox, which we will have to buy, until he pays it off. Then I am also thinking that even then, he should have to ask my sons if he may use it since it is their's.

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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etsmom
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I would buy your boys a new x-box and make SS earn off the the amount. He would still get Christmas, but he would be on permanent chore duty until the box was paid back.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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here is the difference between you and me.  i wouldnt replace the xbox, i would make SS replace the x box by doing chores and earning "money" from you and dh so that HE can buy his brother a new one for christmas.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Replace xbox get ss small gift. explain why
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM

An 8 yr old knows that things have value - explain that YOU can not afford to get him presents because you had to spend that money getting an Xbox, but still have Santa get him something etc.

bri2011
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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I agree with u! What a lil turdball! He needs to learn his lesson. I wouldn't allow him to play the new xbox til he can prove he is mature enough!
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM

He is only here every other weekend so he doesn't get allowance here (he gets it at his mom's house).

Quoting b.futlz:

does he get allowance? i would replace the xbox and make him pay you back 


tinkerspell
by Silver Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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Im with you ss christmas money goes to xbox not christmas preasants he should not have acted that way and this will in force that behiavior like that is not tolerated in that house
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by Anonymous 6 on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM

To me that would depend...How old is your Step son? Eiether way though I would get him a few cheap presents to open and spend that extra money to replace the xbox for your children...I just don't think his dad should not get him anything at all

daughteroftruth
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM

how old are all the kids involved?

Bethsunshine
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM


Quoting Anonymous:

here is the difference between you and me.  i wouldnt replace the xbox, i would make SS replace the x box by doing chores and earning "money" from you and dh so that HE can buy his brother a new one for christmas.


This. He broke it, he should replace it. Make him work it off.

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