What might happen when a child gets an imitation brand birthday gift that’s not as good as the real thing? Normally the mother might say nothing and encourage her kids to see the good in what they got (after all the kids get invited to so many parties and the mother understands that it can get expensive).
What happens then when the imitation brand gift is from someone who brags about their several investment properties, and clever tax accountants who ground her husband’s very substantial income down so low she gets the Child Care Benefit?
It’s just possible that when putting this gift together the mother remembers this and could be inclined to mutter about the rubbish instructions, the poor design, the fact that the pieces won’t stay together and in some instances fly off all by themselves. She might even be heard to call it cheap.
What happens when the recipient of this gift is at another child’s birthday party and spots the very same present given to this birthday boy?
He might be heard to tell the giver of the present “You shouldn’t buy that stuff, it’s cheap and doesn’t stay together”.
His mother might be heard to say his name sharply and then shake her head at him and later on explain why he shouldn’t say those words and instead focus on the things he really like about that gift.
Hypothetically speaking of course.
I’m linking up with Kate from Picklebums for Real Life Wednesday.