Man Refuses To Make Toys For His Nephew After His New Stepdad Calls Them ‘Embarrassing’ And Cheap

Alfe Mercado
A boy playing
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The author was very close to his nephew, the 3-year-old son of his brother. He also had quite a hobby of making toys and furniture for him as a way of helping out. However, after his sister-in-law’s new husband got very ungrateful about it and asked for more direct support, the author started doubting if he was doing the right thing. After all, he’s not the legal guardian of the nephew. So in a very dramatic fashion, the Redditor turned to the internet to share the whole story and ask for advice.

The uncle's gesture of building toys for his nephew as a way to provide and honor his late brother's memory

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Making custom toys for his nephew, but his stepdad wasn't too pleased 🤔

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Man refuses to make toys for his nephew after stepdad calls them "embarrassing" and cheap 🤔

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The new husband called the presents an "embarrassment" and said the uncle could "afford to splash some cash".

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Mom steps in to remind SIL of her brother's support after new stepdad calls gifts ‘embarrassing’ and cheap

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After a heated argument, 6-7 months pass and a surprising request comes in!

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Man refuses to make toys for his nephew after new stepdad calls them “embarrassing” and “cheap” 😳

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The uncle refused to provide for his nephew after encountering conflict with his stepdad about the quality and value of the toys.

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Man stands up for late brother's trust after stepdad's insulting remarks about his toys

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Should he make the toys as a favour, despite his stepdad's criticism?

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After his stepdad called his handmade gifts ‘embarrassing’, he refuses to make toys for his nephew 🤔

When it comes to family, it can be difficult to navigate the line between providing support and being taken advantage of. This became especially apparent for our protagonist when his late brother's son's new stepdad called his handmade gifts 'embarrassing' and cheap. Despite trying to do what he could for his nephew before, he refused to make more toys for him after that. In this post, he tells us about the events that led up to his decision. We leave it to you to decide whether he was in the right. After reading the post, it's time to hear what the commenters have to say about it -

NTA: 😠 SIL's hubby is beyond the pale!

Walktothebrook | Walktothebrook

NTA, protecting nephew's 💰 💪

Sensitive-Cover | Sensitive-Cover

NTA! Generous gifts & expensive childcare 🤯

Lively_Sally | Lively_Sally

Gift-giving ❤️ with sentimentality!

Snickers_Kat | Snickers_Kat

NTA: stand up for yourself💪

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA: 🤔🤔 Watch the greedy new husband! 🚨

Ok_Professional_4499 | Ok_Professional_4499

NTA: 🤦‍♂️ Greed is 🤬

ConflictOk8020 | ConflictOk8020


yoashleydawn | yoashleydawn

NTA! 🤷 Don't owe them money 💰

escroom | escroom

Cool gifts get 🚫👎🏻 from stepdad's jealousy!

PurpleProboscis | PurpleProboscis

NTA 🤔 The trust money has an ambiguous expectation

Next-Psychology-162 | Next-Psychology-162

Trust requires 👍 signature? NTA!

yuhju | yuhju

NTA: Unappreciative 🤬

brash | brash

NTA!!! 🤬

Responsible_Judge007 | Responsible_Judge007

NTA:👊 Don't let 'em use your nephew's trust fund!

teresajs | teresajs

NTA ✌️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

BlueGreenOcean21 | BlueGreenOcean21

NTA - they're ungrateful and petty 😤

imjustlurkinghere244 | imjustlurkinghere244

🤔 Is this man a good fit for nephew's stepdad?

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NTA: 🤔💸

CT0760 | CT0760

AH calls toys 😠'embarrassing' and cheap

jamawg | jamawg

Family can be 🤬😡😤

cruspies | cruspies

NTA 💯 🎁 💝

GothPenguin | GothPenguin

NTA: no favors for demands 🤷‍♂️

Riommar | Riommar

NTA! 👎🏻

xpotential31 | xpotential31

NTA: Money for Nephew 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

🤷‍♂️ NTA: Best interest of nephew in mind

katethevillager | katethevillager

🤔 NTA: Refusing to make toys

GoldenTea999 | GoldenTea999

NTA, but 🤔 for your nephew 💔

starchy2ber | starchy2ber

Family dynamics can be 🤯

Babsgarcia | Babsgarcia

😱 Is this stepdad's apology genuine?

PurpleDragon9891 | PurpleDragon9891

NTA! 🤔 Maybe hold the trust until 18?

TimeBomb666 | TimeBomb666

Gifts made with ❤️

Bunnyrpger | Bunnyrpger

NTA 🤬 SIL & her hubby forgot to tell him you control the funds!

ginger_momra | ginger_momra

NTA. 🔥👀 Watch out! 🔥

jiminflavored | jiminflavored

Uncle is 👍 NTA ❤️

gimmealltheicecream | gimmealltheicecream

NTA: Keep an eye out for nephew 🔍

EmpressJainaSolo | EmpressJainaSolo

Family drama over 🛋 and 🧸

Ziggy_Bojangles | Ziggy_Bojangles

NTA: Protecting 🔒 nephew's interests 🙌

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Hand crafted gifts 🎁

Changecat2 | Changecat2

NTA 💥 Look out for 🔭neglect in the future!

LoganDeLuca2004 | LoganDeLuca2004

NTA: 🤦‍♂️ Wedge between families?

SL8Rgirl | SL8Rgirl

NTA: 🤝 Good luck!

Huumanatra | Huumanatra

NTA: $180k for toys?

CraftySnow4922 | CraftySnow4922

NTA: No support for 💸+🏠!

Lamballama | Lamballama

NTA: Protecting the 💰

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Stepdad spotted a 💰 cash cow? 🤔

CaroSCP | CaroSCP

NTA 🔥 No apology accepted 🔥

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🤔🤔 Is this gift too much?

TragedyPornFamilyVid | TragedyPornFamilyVid

NTA: 💔👎🏼 Refusing a favor

j4ckb1ng | j4ckb1ng

🤬😡NTA: Worst non-apology ever!

OneCatch | OneCatch

NTA! 🤩 Handmade always beats store bought.

DazzlingTurnover | DazzlingTurnover

🤔 NTA: Special gifts💝

ReactionEuphoric5362 | ReactionEuphoric5362

NTA! Self-care first 💪

Dronechastity | Dronechastity

NTA: Supporting Nephew

jaq_44 | jaq_44

NTA: watch out for 👀 your nephew's new stepdad!

BeccaB001980 | BeccaB001980

NTA - 💪🏾 Preserve the money!

gripschi | gripschi

NTA: 🤬 Entitled stepdad!

Dangerous_Beans74 | Dangerous_Beans74

NTA: 💔 Feeling bad for the nephew 🤔

ChocolatePotatoFudge | ChocolatePotatoFudge

😡 Uncle's refusal to help

lapsteelguitar | lapsteelguitar

👎🏼 Uncle stands up for nephew!

anonego7 | anonego7

Definitely NTA! 🤷‍♂️

AJWordsmith | AJWordsmith

💔 Making handmade gifts 🎁

Additional_Whereas_6 | Additional_Whereas_6

💰 Protecting nephew's money 💰

AidanAva | AidanAva