An anonymous woman is making waves on Reddit after she shared a
terrible unique decision one mum made at her daughter's Build-A-Bear birthday party. In the post, the woman explained that while attending a party for her 6-year-old daughter's friend, the birthday girl's mom made each child give their Build-A-Bear creation to her kid as a gift. As expected, it didn't go over well at all.
"Earlier today I went to a birthday party for my daughter's friend from school. The party was being held at Build-A-Bear, but it wasn't run by the employees," she explained. "We had cake and pizza in the food court, then went down to BAB to make bears, then back to the friend's house for the rest of the party. The invitation said each kid (about 8 total) would get to make a bear, and I just assumed they would get to take them home, since that is what happened at another BAB party I went to. Me and my husband even pitched in about 30 dollars as we know these things can get expensive."
And boy, was this poor mama wrong. "We get to the store, and the kids go wild getting their animals and accessories," she wrote. "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. All is well, we leave the store, then friend's mum announces that the kids need to give all their animals to her daughter."
She continued: "Cue the upset and angry kids. They all disappointingly handed over their animals, and friend wasn't even being nice about it, either. Another little boy didn't want to, and friend ripped it out of his hands. I probably should have said something, but I didn't. The other parents seemed pretty baffled too."
Rather than making a scene, the anonymous mum quickly wrapped things up as quickly as possible. "We get back to the friend's house and our kids are watching as friend plays with all her new animals," she wrote. "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."
In an especially juicy update, the original poster shared that she confronted the birthday girl's mother — who she calls Karen in the post. And apparently, the woman didn't see a single issue with her decision. After expressing her concern for how everything went down, Karen responded: "Well I didn't have enough money for each of the guests to make their own, that would get pretty expensive! If you want your money back I'll see about getting it back to you. I don't really see the problem though" before storming off. YIKES.
Keep reading to get a look at what other readers had to say. And spoiler alert: they're not exactly on the birthday girl's side.