Family slammed for being ‘wasteful’ and spoiling one-year-old after showing off his giant pile of Christmas presents: ‘This has to be a joke’
- A haul of gifts bought for a baby’s first Christmas has caused a stir on Facebook
- Mum Michigan was shocked at the amount of gifts her parents bought her son
- ‘Has anyone else’s parents gone crazy for baby’s first Christmas?’ she wrote
- The presents included toys, books, clothes, baby formula and dummies
A mum has been slammed by parents after showing off the massive haul of gifts her parents bought her son for his first Christmas.
Michigan, from Sydney, shared a snap of the mountain of toys on Facebook alongside the caption: ‘Has anyone else’s parents gone crazy for baby’s first Christmas?’
The haul included a wide selection of plush and block toys, books, clothes, baby formula, and dummies.
Sydney mum Michigan was shocked and delighted at the amount of gifts her parents bought for her son’s first Christmas (pictured: the presents)
The haul included a wide selection of plush and block toys, books, clothes, baby formula, and dummies. After sharing the photo with other parents, opinions seemed divided with some being more negative than others
After sharing the photo with other parents, opinions were divided with some horrified by the excessive selection.
‘Sorry I don’t want to be a negative Nancy and I mean no offence by this but this is ridiculous. He is a baby and will never remember all of these things,’ one woman wrote.
‘Don’t be offended when the baby gets over unwrapping after the second gift,’ another said.
A third pointed out about the number of batteries likely needed for some of the toys.
‘I’m just imagining how many batteries you’ll be replacing, our toys all seem to go dead at the same time and suddenly I need multiple bulk packs of batteries at once,’ she said.
But on the opposite end of the spectrum, many praised the grandparents.
‘I actually love this and love seeing these kinds of posts for other kids!’ one mum wrote.
Another shared their own personal experience and wrote: ‘I grew up homeless, without gifts, food, necessities due to being in an abusive and neglected home/foster homes and it really makes my heart happy to see others spoilt.
‘For the first time in 21 years I’ve actually been able to afford Christmas! And I’ve been helping families with gifts.’
After reading the divisive comments Michigan offered an explanation by updating the caption of the Facebook post.
‘Sorry to those that are offended or have a negative view. Baby has an overexcited grandma on his first Christmas (she’s overcompensating for being an unavailable parent in my childhood),’ she wrote.
‘Everything is being divided into gifts for this and next Christmas, his first birthday, regifting and donations.
‘I’m not taking the credit for this or forcing comparison, I took the photo (but I didn’t buy any of it).
‘I’m aware of the less fortunate, I’m aware this is excessive. The crazy accumulated amount of stuff that we don’t need has been donated to a foster care company for children born addicted.’
She clarified the post was intended to be ‘lighthearted’ and said ‘sorry’, but many said she didn’t need to apologise to strangers on the internet.