Can you spot why hundreds are slamming this mum’s birthday gift for her seven-year-old son?
- A mum has posted an image online of what she bought for her son’s birthday
- Bonnie, from Brisbane, filled a box with video games and gift cards worth $250
- But some parents online deemed this to be ‘too much’ technology
A mum-of-two has been criticised by hundreds of parents for gifting ‘too many electronic-themed gifts’ after sharing a snap of what she bought for her son’s birthday.
Bonnie, from Brisbane, decided to surprise her son for his seventh birthday with a box filled with Nintendo Switch games, a 12-month membership, three Fortnite ‘V-bucks’ and a $50 gift card EB Games – which would’ve cost around $250 in total.
‘Slowly putting together a shadow box for my son’s 7th birthday, next month. I am going to put a couple of notes and some lollies,’ she wrote.
Instead of helpful suggestive ideas, many questioned if this was ‘too much’ technology for the young boy.
Mum-of-two Bonnie, from Brisbane, decided to surprise her son for his seventh birthday with a box filled with Nintendo Switch games, a 12-month membership and a $50 gift card EB Games (pictured). But some parents online thought this was ‘too many games’
After reading the nasty comments, Bonnie edited the caption of the post and explained herself.
‘For all the people saying he has to much tech for a seven-year-old, he already has all the outside stuff,’ she wrote, adding how she also has a fun outing planned for his special day.
‘Nana and pop will get him some Lego. He also loves drawing and has a nice little drawing pack from his baby brother.
‘He is at that hard age of were he still likes toys but only plays with them for five minutes and never plays with them again.
She also pointed out the ‘7’ in the packet of numbers looks like a ‘1’.
Bonnie explained how the family is preparing to move houses and downsize, so she doesn’t want ‘too much big stuff’ lying around.
Despite the backlash, other parents offers words of support and praised the ‘clever’ gift idea.
‘My son would love that present. Sad though you are having to come on and justify yourself and choice of present to other mums,’ one woman wrote.
‘You’re doing a great job mum, don’t explain yourself,’ another said.
A third added: ‘This is amazing and just gave me an idea for my son’s 15th.’
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