'm not a parent, but one thing I do know about kids is that they really couldn't care less if their clothes are designer fashion or not. They just want to play and, well, be a kid, so you might not want to glam them for a day at the park.
One mom, however, disagrees with me and a majority of the population.
She was so outraged when her three-year-old daughter came back from a playdate with pen marks on her £325 (almost $400 U.S.) shoes that she sent the other mom an invoice.
This is real life, people.
Sarah Louise Bryan appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain to justify charging her friend (or, rather, "friend" at this point) for her daughter's ruined shoes.
Especially because the toddler owns around 60 pairs of shoes and now she’s out one of those pairs.
I don’t have 60 of anything other than plastic bags shoved in plastic bags shoved in a drawer.
Much like me, host Piers Morgan wasn't convinced.
“Your three-year-old daughter has 60 pairs of shoes, you send her in a £325 pair of booties to your mate’s house and she gets a few pens marks on it — which, by the way, happens to 3-year-old girls,” he said. “I’ve got a 5-year-old girl, they get pen marks, they draw — and then, when she comes back with pen marks, you have the audacity to send her an invoice.”
Yes, yes she does.
And she also had the tone-deaf audacity to ask Morgan what he would do if his child, heaven forbid, came back from a playdate with marks on their designer shoes (gasp!).
"What would I do!? I wouldn’t be buying my daughter £325 pairs of shoes to start with!"
He then went off a bit, causing the mom to cry.
“This is nothing to do with my parenting and it is not fair other than bullying,” she said. “You know, when I was younger I got abused and everything.”
Okay, that’s horrible, but it also has nothing to do with charging your friend almost $400 for your kid’s shoes.
Here's the segment:
What do you think?
Does she have a point or is she simply ridiculous?