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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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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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That doesn't mean that my kid's things belong to his kid. My kids shouldn't get less for Christmas so that we can replace something his son broke, that's not fair

Quoting BabyBrooke13:

 well when you married dh you married all of him including his son . . . his son became your son and the xbox was his too . . . I do not agree with his behavior, but i also don't agree with taking away something that only comes around once a year . . . if each kid got a little less they wouldn't make a big deal out of it unless you did . . . i would still make sure your ss got gift for xmas, but because of his behavior I also wouldn't let him play with the new xbox for a long while . . .


brettsmomma
by ~Tammie~ on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Yep. He wouldn't be getting any big Christmas presents to replace the xbox and he wouldn't get to play the xbox till after the holidays. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:27 AM

He is only here every other weekend so he is not here enough for that.

Quoting etsmom:

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 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:28 AM

We don't do Santa in our house

Quoting Anonymous:

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.


Michellina11234
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I realize he was wrong, but you want to take Christmas away from a child?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

why should the birth mom replace the xbox? The step child was at the home of his father and his step mom that means they are responsible for his actions not the birth mom...I would not replace it..I however would make him save his allowance and replace the xbox himself for his step brothers

Quoting Anonymous:

I think birth mom should buy your son a new Xbox.


etsmom
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

How old is he?

Quoting Anonymous:

He is only here every other weekend so he is not here enough for that.

Quoting etsmom:

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.



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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

SS is 8,  mine are 7 and 10

Quoting daughteroftruth:

how old are all the kids involved?


JZB
by Gold Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Um ss would be replacing it by working it off when he's over
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by Anonymous 7 on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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If your dh isn't willing to go through with the Christmas idea I would make ss work off a new Xbox. He'd be my personal slave until Christmas.

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