Her Unreliable Relative Promised Her Daughter a Gift but Forgot, but When She Held Him to His Promise, It Caused an Huge Argument

A woman recently asked for some advice because a family argument started after someone broke their promise to her child. Here’s what happened.

They got on well

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A woman and her husband got along well with the man’s cousin, H, and they would socialize.

He was forgetful

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H wasn’t a very reliable person; he was usually late, forgot things, and was generally rather chaotic.

They accepted him

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Even if this could be annoying, the couple knew what H was like and accepted him for who he was.

He visited on Christmas Eve

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One Christmas Eve, H visited the couple, and he brought his new girlfriend along.

He gave the kids gifts

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The woman said, “He brought two gifts for our children, who were three and five at the time. And it so happened that he gave our daughter a toy horse, which she had just received as a gift from kindergarten.” She started crying, as she was disappointed to get the same gift twice.

They had a solution

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The couple suggested to H that he take the gift back and exchange it for something else. The woman said, “We all reached an agreement, and my daughter remembered this.”

They fell out of touch

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After Christmas, the family fell out of touch, and the woman thought it was down to H’s girlfriend. She didn’t think she’d liked the family very much and had told H to cut off contact.

He contacted them

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18 months later, H finally got back in touch with the woman and her family. He and his girlfriend broke up, and he wanted to make amends.

They arranged a visit

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The woman and her husband arranged for H to come over. He asked if his mother could come too. The woman had never met his mother, but she said they could all come over and thought it would be a fun night.

They remembered the gift

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Just before the visit, the woman texted H to remind him about the duplicate gift he’d gotten for her daughter. She suggested that putting $10 in a card would suffice.”

He forgot the card

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H agreed that was a good idea, but when he arrived, it turned out that he’d forgotten the card.

She had a backup plan

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Luckily, the woman was prepared for exactly this scenario, and she had a backup plan. She’d already put $10 in a card, and she gave that to H; the girl would never know the difference.

His mother noticed

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H’s mother spotted this and got angry. She said it wasn’t fair to keep demanding gifts from H, and this was just making how they handled the Christmas gift issue even worse. She said the girl should have been grateful for the gift she was given.

Promises should be kept

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The woman said, “My husband got angry and roared, ‘If a person makes a promise, they should keep it. That’s what we teach our daughter.’”

Was she wrong?

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Was the woman wrong to hold H to his promise, or should he have done what he said he would?

The internet responded

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One person said, “What you should be teaching your daughter is that getting the same gift is not something to cry about and to be grateful for the gesture even if you dislike it.”

Another person commented, “Seems like a long time to be hung up about something so ridiculously petty.”

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