Can I get some advice? What do you do when you invite your friend and their three and a half-year-old son over, and their child breaks your child’s toys? Especially new toys they got for Christmas? I feel bad asking her to pay me back for them, but we work hard to get our kids the toys they have. What should I do?
Put the expensive toys away when she comes round.
I’d mention it and neglect to invite again, because she SHOULD HAVE OFFERED right away!
Get over it. It was an accident. You invited them over.
Me personally, I wouldnt. If I invite them over, shit happens. Now older, I’d say totally. But they are 3… kids will be kids. And I dont think they did it in on purpose.
Kind of part of the risks of a play date. I would offer to replace it. But if it was my kids toy that got broken I wouldn’t expect it to be replaced or cause a fuss over it. They are 3…
Personally it seems weird to ask her to pay for them unless it was broken intentionally. They are toddlers after all. Put them good toys away or go to her house instead.
I don’t ask for ppl to pay for broken toys. Kids are kids. This happens. Everyone works hard for their kids. That’s nothing new.
They are kids toys break…put them away before she comes over next time
She should replace it, either give the cash or buy the actual toy. Yes, it feels wrong to ask but if it were two adults, then it would be normal. Since her child isn’t old enough to understand and take responsibility, it’s her obligation to do so.
If my child broke another child’s toy especially if that person were someone I called my friend I would have already replaced it.
This depends if it was intentional.
She should have paid you right then without you asking or replaced it with the same toy.
That’s what kids do. Maybe i need to bill my daughter for the countless Christmas toys she has broken over the years.
That’s sort of the risk you take having kids playing at your house
She should have offered but honestly that’s sort of the risk of having kids come over and play with the toys you make available. After all they’re kids and mistakes happen. Everyone works hard as another mom mentioned. Just my opinion.
Toys don’t last friendships do. If your worried about that kind of stuff I wouldn’t have play dates.
Yeah put the toys away. They are kids it should be expected to happen
If it was an accident or poorly made toy nothing. If it was on purpose then you should say something.
I hate when this happens I’ve started putting certain toys up