A mom recently asked the internet what to do after her husband freaked out on their 5-year-old for opening up a collector Barbie that was his dead sister’s.
“My husband’s sister passed away 10 years ago, quite unexpectedly,” she started out her post by saying.
“She was my husband’s only sibling and it took a toll on him, it’s a sensitive issue.”
“When we had our daughter, his mother gave us boxes of his sister’s old toys because his sister had always said she wanted to pass her toys to her own kids, but passed before she had any.”
“This included a collection of collector Barbies that were still in the box. If you don’t know about these, they hold their value and are worth a lot.”
“We gave my daughter the unboxed toys as she got older these past 5 years. I always said we should store the collector dolls until she was older. MIL agreed.”
“This year, our daughter turned 5. For her birthday, we got her a new bed and redesigned her room.”
“My husband decided to put all of the collector dolls on shelves for “decoration”. I told him this was a mistake.”
“Even though she’s 5, she doesn’t quite get the difference between these and her regular, playable barbies.”
“Even after we explained it to her, she was asking when they could come out of the box. My husband still insisted they’d be fine.”
“She barely plays in her room anyway, she has a playroom. I said fine, but I know if they get ruined, he’ll be crushed.”
“We had another baby last year. I was trying to get him to calm down the other day and my daughter was making a lot of noise.”
“I asked her to take some toys into her room and play quietly. She said okay.”
“When I went to check on her 15 minutes later, she had managed to get a collector Barbie off the shelf, torn the box and had severely damaged the Barbie by trying to get it out of the wires.”
“My husband was so mad at her. I told him he had no right to be, because she’s still too young to get it.”
“I said they were sentimental and it’ll take time for her to get that she can’t play with toys we put in her room.”
“My husband said I was an ass for not backing him up and that I was making excuses for her.”
“I took all the dolls out of the room and said she’d get them back when she was older.”
“My daughter feels so bad and I hate that my husband set her up to feel this way. He’s calmed down but still thinks I’m wrong for not getting upset with her.”
“Who’s wrong here?”
Here’s what the internet has to say.