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By Anonymous - / Tuesday 29 December 2010 00:22 / United States
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That by the age of 7, they understand not to break gifts. Before I was 7, I knew perfectly well what a snowglobe was and that they were not meant to be broken for the item inside. I had, and still have, a certain nicely made one that I always thought was pretty. Her son may not have liked the gift as much as I liked mine, that's fine, but it doesn't give him an excuse to smash it. My thought is that, like any other mentally competent 7 year old, he knew what he was doing, he's just a lit

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That by the age of 7, they understand not to break gifts. Before I was 7, I knew perfectly well what a snowglobe was and that they were not meant to be broken for the item inside. I had, and still have, a certain nicely made one that I always thought was pretty. Her son may not have liked the gift as much as I liked mine, that's fine, but it doesn't give him an excuse to smash it. My thought is that, like any other mentally competent 7 year old, he knew what he was doing, he's just a lit

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Of course he knew what he was doing. He smashed it with the sole intent of getting the action figure of his favorite cartoon character. Any 7 year old would have done the same if their favorite cartoon character was inside. The snow globe would still be intact if the OP hadn't foolishly put inside of it something he knew his son would want to play with.

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Neither I nor any of my brothers would ever have broken a snowglobe intentionally when we were seven. That's a very old age for a kid to not know that breaking things in the house is not okay. Maybe I would have when I was younger than that, but even then I would have hidden the evidence because I already knew from experience that I would get in big trouble for something like that. Personally, I suspect YDI for not giving enough discipline. If the kid wanted to play with the toy inside, he s

Kids are different. I was okay with snowglobes and figurines as early as age 5; some kids are more mature earlier than others and know how to take care of fragile things, some aren't. I don't think it's a YDI, though -- the OP had good intentions, and that's a really creative gift idea. At least he has the skill to do it again when the kid's older/knows how to take care of something like that. : )

that's not a fml. that's totally sweet!!!!! well not him destroying it. but the thought put into it was just beyond words awesome! kudos to you for being such a great parent

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