BM ordered SS17 an expensive coat for Christmas. It arrived at BM’s House yesterday. So when SS17 got home from school he opened the box and wore the coat over to our house. He and SS13 didn’t see BM before they left her house.
BM calls DH and before she asks to talk to SS17 she tells DH what SS17 did. SS17 gets off the phone with her and has a smirk on his face.
DH just shakes his head and says to me, “if I would have done something like that my mom would have killed me and returned the gift.” I agreed with him. DH also said that although BM sounded upset she was trying to laugh it off like it was a joke.
At dinner, DH to SS17: “What you did was wrong and illegal, opening other peoples mail is illegal.”
SS17 to DH: “But it’s my Christmas present.”
Me to SS17: “If you ever do something like that at this house I will return the Christmas gift and every other Christmas gift we got for you. And you will get nothing for Christmas.”
DH to SS17: “BettyRay is right; consider yourself warned.”
The look of shock on SS17’s face was priceless.
After dinner DH said that it’s a shame that SS17 has no boundaries with BM. I told DH that SS17 is an example of what happens when a parent feels they have to be friends with their kid. The child considers himself the equal of their parent.