Woman Asks if She’s Wrong for Not Sharing Her Materials With Her Best Friend’s Daughter

People sure can be pushy, huh?

And parents can REALLY be pushy sometimes.

But sometimes you have to stand your ground, even though it might result in someone getting angry with you.

Was this woman out of line for what she said to her best friend?

Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments.

AITA for not sharing my “toys” with my best friend’s daughter?

“So my (31F) best friend “Riley” (31F) recently just got a part-time job after several years of staying home with her daughter “Ella” (6F).

She and her husband “Joe” (34M) haven’t been able to get the childcare situation totally sorted out and needed a babysitter last Saturday, so I agreed to watch Ella for the day while Riley was at work.

I’ve been sort of the “cool aunt” ever since Ella was born. I typically will bring small gifts or activities whenever I know that I will be seeing her, which isn’t all that often. Ella is a smart and engaged kid and I like to give her things that will interest her and keep her occupied.

One important piece of information here is that I’m a very crafty person. I have a small online store and also work with local businesses for selling and distributing small batches of my product – hand painted wooden figurines. I thought it might be fun to introduce Ella into my hobby/business, so I ended up bringing 10 unpainted figurines to choose from, a few tubes of acrylic paint, and some paint brushes.

We immediately got to work and Ella was so into it. She had an absolute blast painting her turtle figurine. But when it came time for me to leave, I started packing up all of my supplies and Ella became visibly upset. Riley insisted that I leave the supplies behind so that Ella could keep and play with them. I disagreed, and basically said that I have no obligation to give away any of my belongings.

I personally feel like I was more than generous by babysitting Ella on my day off (I do have a regular 9-5 job as well) and providing a fun activity for her. Riley pointed out that I have a pretty large stock of items at home, which is true, but still – letting Ella keep the supplies and figurines would’ve been a loss in profit for my business.

Ella cried when I didn’t let her keep any of the stuff and Riley argued that I should have never brought “toys” over if I wasn’t willing to let Ella keep them.

Now Riley hasn’t been responding to any of my messages or calls and I can only assume she’s still angry over this whole thing. I thought I was doing something nice by babysitting and providing a fun activity.

AITA for not letting Ella keep my crafting supplies?”

Here’s what Reddit users said about this.

One person said she’s NTA and they asked a good question…

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Another reader made a good point about what probably would have happened.

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And this Reddit user said she’s NTA and said her friend made a ridiculous request.

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