An aggrieved aunt shared her stories of dealing with her harmful nephew in an online forum.
She’s Closer to Her Niece.
She explained the dynamics.
“For context, I (25F) have a niece (Bella – 7F) and a nephew (Michael – 10M). They’re my brother Alex’s kids. I love them both but I have a much closer relationship with Bella.”
He’s Out of Control.
Michael is incredibly destructive.
“Michael is a good kid, but he is a ticking time bomb. He is absolutely uncontrollable. I’m his aunt and I love him, but I really can’t have him around for long.”
He Destroys Everything.
Every time Michael visits, he causes mayhem.
“The last time he was in our house, he poured my nail polish collection onto my wife’s favorite silk Persian carpet. And that isn’t even 1% of the damage he has done.”
“My wife (27F) and I recently bought a villa out of town. It has a game room, pool, and many things Bella adores. So we offered to give her a tour of the place and let her check out the rose garden there if Alex and his wife agreed.”
Both Kids Had to Be Involved.
Alex insisted both kids be invited.
“Alex said either both Michael and Bella were to be included or none of them were going. My wife and I both insisted on only taking Bella, but he did not have it, so we said we would just go by ourselves.”
Alex Got Mad.
He accused the couple of favoring Bella.
“Alex got really mad at us and said it was disgusting that we favored Bella because she was a girl and that we were both hypocritical and unfair to Michael and never included him in our plans.”
She Told Him His Son Was Out of Control.
“I told my brother that Michael was an uncontrollable kid. He had the audacity to ask what Michael had done. I told him I’d let him know (I’ve told him the items over the years as it happened, but he always said it was an accident and that Michael’s a boy and boys play rough). I made a table including every item my nephew damaged in our house and the estimated cost.”
The List Was Endless.
“It included a few of my wife’s antique vases, her glass statue of the Eiffel Tower, carpet, several of my wife’s crystal decorative items, and two phones (he flushed them down the toilet). Even the mirror of my car. I sent the list to Alex.”
They’re Not Speaking.
“He is now extremely angry with me and thinks I am being an arrogant person and taking after my wife’s trait of being an uptight rich kid. I am not talking to him at the moment. Was what I did AH territory?”
The Online Forum Speaks.
The woman asked the people on the online forum for their thoughts on the matter.
They all agreed on one thing.
This Kid Is the Problem.
“He asked. Not your fault he doesn’t like the answer.”
“I grew up with five brothers. Michael has broken more stuff than we all did combined.”
It Isn’t General Kid Behavior.
Michael’s behavior isn’t normal childish clumsiness.
“Playing rough is one thing, but usually, kids also learn that breaking stuff is wrong. How do you blame flushing 2 phones down a toilet as ‘rough play’?”
Alex Is the Jerk.
“It’s worse, he just doesn’t want to listen. First, it’s because Bella is the favorite, then because Michael is a boy, then because OP acts rich like her wife??? It’s crazy behavior. Alex just needs to admit that he’s not going to discipline and go and stop all the silly shenanigans.”
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