Social media users are outraged by a entitled mother who is organizing a birthday party at Build-A-Bear – and then demanded that each of the children show up to give their creations to her own daughter.
A Reddit user going past nameserd77 shared the story this week, and told about the unexpected turn that a six-year Build-A-Bear-making birthday party took on Saturday.
She said that after leaving the store, the mother of the birthday girl insisted that all the little guests give their toys to her daughter, leaving some of them in tears.
An upset parent on Reddit shared a story about a birthday party for her daughter & # 39; s friend who was held in Build-A-Bear
The mother who told the story was so surprised by the events that she wasn't sure if she was exaggerating.
She said she took her six-year-old daughter to a school friend's birthday party on Saturday.
& # 39; The party was held in Build a Bear, but it was not led by the workers & # 39 ;, she said. We had cake and pizza on the food court, then went to BAB to make bears and then back to friends' house for the rest of the party. & # 39;
She said that eight children were invited, and the invitation stated that each kit would make a bear.
& # 39; I just assumed they would take them home, because that happened at another BAB party I was going to, & # 39; she said.
She noted that she and her husband & # 39; had even thrown about $ 30 for making bears because they know these things can become expensive & # 39 ;.
The children went wild and made their animals. She said that although there was no spending limit, she had guided her daughter not to be greedy with the accessories.
What!? The eight children invited to the party each made an animal, but when they left, the host mother demanded that each of the children give the toys they had given to her own daughter.
But when they left, the unexpected happened.
& # 39; We leave the store and my mother says that the children should give all their animals to her daughter & # 39 ;, she wrote. & # 39; Cue the upset and angry children.
& # 39; They all delivered their animals disappointingly, and friend wasn't even nice about it. Another little boy did not want it, and friend tore it from his hands.
& # 39; I probably should have said something, but I didn't. The other parents also seemed quite astonished. & # 39;
The group went back to the birthday boy's house, where all the children watched as she played with her new toys.
& # 39; I left pretty soon with my daughter and as soon as we got back in the car, she started roaring. I felt bad, so we went to Build-A-Bear and got a new one, & she said.
The mother who wrote the post was clearly surprised and said that at least one other parent is really upset & # 39; was over. She noticed that they had already given her a birthday present, so the bear was just extra.
Abhorrent: Editors and Twitter users are disgusted by the host mother's behavior
The post has generated quite a few responses from people who have assured her that this is not normal behavior.
& # 39; Wow. I also gave our daughters a Build-A-Bear party and never thought they would love everyone's bears! That's brutal, & # 39; wrote one.
& # 39; This was emotionally offensive for a child of that age & # 39 ;, another wrote.
& # 39; This is disturbing. It sounds like something the Dufflings would do to Harry Potter, & a third said.
Others noted that the parents who threw the party probably turned their daughter into a social pariah.
& # 39; They just put their child up for social failures. I would never attend another party they had hosted, & # 39; wrote one, while another said: & # 39; That boy is blacklisted throughout her level. & # 39;
Insane: They assured the sender that this was not normal and that the mother acted horribly
The post deserved even more attention after a man had shared a screen grab of it twitter, written in capital letters: & # 39; I'M ANGRY IN THIS. & # 39;
& # 39; The parent who hosted the party is a psychopath & # 39 ;, another Twitter user replied / & # 39; Like, you didn't even stop to think about whether the situation was reversed and you child had to give away their bear that they thought they made for themselves? I would have let my child keep HER for what I had paid. & # 39;
& # 39; Her mother will probably also pay someone else to take her SATs and Photoshop her photos to a rowing team & # 39 ;, another joked.
Others piled on criticism.
& # 39; Jesus – what will happen next year? Does the birthday boy choose a visitor for a ritual sacrifice? & # 39;
Say that it is not true! A former employee of Build-A-Bear said she had seen this more than once
& # 39; I don't even have children, but I have common sense and this goes way beyond the wrong. That is not the point of a party at BAB. At my cousin's birthday party, all children received a second heart and made wishes for her and placed those hearts in her bear. & # 39;
& # 39; The real gift was … all the children they cried along the way? & # 39;
& # 39; Wow, she just had a birthday game. & # 39;
& # 39; If Veruca Salt invites you to her birthday party, you should expect this. & # 39;
& # 39; I'm sure all those hugs will be a great comfort to this child if no one ever attends one of her birthday parties. & # 39;
But at least one former Build-A-Bear employee has shared a daunting piece of information: that is not uncommon in her experience.
& # 39; I don't know why, but this is one thing & # 39 ;, she wrote. & # 39; I used to have a BABW and had two parties where parents did exactly the same terrible thing. (For everyone between my discounts and everyone in the store – including other customers – who were chipping, we could get the children new animals.) & # 39;