A confused mother has taken to the internet to ask if she’s being entitled for thinking her child should get to keep the ‘Build-A-Bear’ she made at a friend’s birthday party.
One sentence, so many questions, we know.
Let us explain.
The mother told Reddit that she went to a birthday party for her six-year-old’s friend from school. The party was being held at Build-A-Bear, but it wasn’t being run by the employees.
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The kids ate cake and pizza and then went into the store to make their bears before heading back to the friend’s house for the rest of the party.
There were eight children, and the mother assumed each child would get to take home their cuddly creation.
“Me and my husband even pitched in about 30 dollars as we know these things can get expensive,” she said.
The kids went wild in the store getting their animals and their accessories to build their customised toys.
“As far as I know the parents didn’t really put a limit, but I made my daughter stick to just a standard dog with a shirt, which about half the parents did as well,” the mother explained.
But then, as the group left the store, the birthday girl’s mother announced that all the kids had to hand over their animals to her daughter.
Cue upset and angry children.
“They all disappointingly handed over their animals, and [the] friend wasn’t even being nice about it either. Another little boy didn’t want to, and [the] friend ripped it out of his hands. I probably should have said something, but I didn’t. The other parents seemed pretty baffled too,” she said.
Back at the friend’s house, the kids all watched on as the birthday girl played with her new toys.
“I left with my daughter pretty quickly, and once we got back into the car she just started bawling. I felt bad so we went to Build A Bear and got her a new one,” she wrote.
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“I’m just wondering if this is totally normal and I should have expected this, or am I being an entitled parent?” she asked Reddit.