💻🎂 Sweet 16 Turns SOUR When Parents Make Unbelievable Demand About Son's Birthday Gift

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🎉 Birthdays are supposed to be a time of joy, celebration, and thoughtful gifts from loved ones. But what happens when a seemingly amazing present turns out to be a major disappointment? 😔 Join me as I share a story from my 16th birthday that left me feeling more frustrated than grateful. 🙄 Buckle up, because this tale is full of family drama, unfair expectations, and a desktop computer that caused more headaches than happiness! 💻😤

🎂 A Not-So-Sweet 16th Birthday Surprise 😕

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🌞 Birthday Breakfast & School Celebrations 🎉

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🏠 Family Dinner & Gift Time 🎁

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💸 Money Gifts & The Big Reveal 😲

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🖥️ The Dream Desktop... With a Catch 😒

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💼 Saving Up for the Dream 💭

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🚫 Mom's Unexpected Intervention 😠

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🤔 Confusion & Frustration 😤

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👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Siblings Hogging the 'Gift' 😒

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😡 Confronting Mom About the 'Gift' 🎁

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🗣️ Mom's Angry Response 😠

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📱 The Phone Analogy 🤔

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😒 Stepdad's Reaction & Accusation 😠

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🎓 Off to College Without the 'Gift' 😔

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A Birthday 'Gift' Gone Wrong: Family Drama & Unfair Expectations

Well, that was quite the birthday rollercoaster! From the initial excitement of receiving a high-end desktop computer to the crushing realization that it was more of a 'family gift' than a personal one, this story is packed with relatable frustrations and family drama. The birthday boy's analogy about his stepdad's phone drives home the point about the unfairness of the situation. It's no wonder he started celebrating his birthdays with friends instead of family after this fiasco! Let's see what the internet has to say about this birthday 'gift' gone wrong...

Supportive comment telling OP they're in the right. 💪

WeaverFan420 | WeaverFan420

👍 NTA uses clever analogy to call out parents' behavior

toress__ | toress__

You're NTA, it's your gift. Parents should respect that 👏

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Parents ignored criticism, gaslit, and made unfair demands. NTA. 👍

joepanda111 | joepanda111

Don't let guilt-tripping parents ruin your birthday 🎂🚫 #NTA

SlytherClaw3 | SlytherClaw3

Fair judgement, parents are the a**holes in this situation 👊

yarrrjun | yarrrjun

Deserving a birthday gift is not a cheap necessity. NTA 👏

SmoochNo | SmoochNo

Don't let them spoil your gift 🎁💰

jjrb33 | jjrb33

Birthday gifts should make you happy, not guilty. NTA 👍

SnooJokes624 | SnooJokes624

Glad the commenter supports OP, but concerned about recurring issues 🤔

Dull-Community | Dull-Community

Unfair gift-giving causing tension in family. Empathizing with commenter.

Hidan-Chan | Hidan-Chan

NTA. 🎁 High-end gaming computer is for son's use, not family. Parents' demand weird.

tmchd | tmchd

OP's parents know they're the a**holes but keep doubling down 😒

SurrealRodent | SurrealRodent

Sell the computer and buy something else. Not the a-hole.

183672467 | 183672467

Negotiate beforehand if giving family gift, NTA for refusing.

Goblinweb | Goblinweb

NTA. Dad claims gift for son is his. Family console?

no12chere | no12chere

NTA for not wanting to buy everyone gifts on your birthday 🙌

waterfairyunicorn | waterfairyunicorn

Building a gaming PC for birthday and family demands use? NTA

CrayonMasterDinosaur | CrayonMasterDinosaur

Dad shows how to be a good parent. 💯 #NTA

crymson7 | crymson7

Individual birthday gifts should not be shared, NTA

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Curious about OP's parents' justification for keeping college computer?

Fantastic_Regret65 | Fantastic_Regret65

Petty revenge thoughts after parents demand expensive gift refund. #NTA 🤑

Icecreamcollege | Icecreamcollege

Petty revenge ideas for ungrateful parents. 😏

mohicansgalore | mohicansgalore

Stepdad understands but stays silent. NTA wins the day 🙌

sophiecyprus | sophiecyprus

Sibling gift drama at Christmas, NTA feels unappreciated 😢

Cat_Jerry | Cat_Jerry

Sibling rivalry over gifts can be tough 😕

immadriftersbody | immadriftersbody

NTA. Birthday gifts should be personal and enjoyable, not shared 🎁

HealthyBox5 | HealthyBox5

NTA. Birthday gifts should be for you, not for sharing. 👏

nothinlikesleep | nothinlikesleep

Sneaky suggestion to outsmart entitled parents 🤫💰

foolish_girl_89 | foolish_girl_89

Sharing a top bunk for 3 years? Valid feelings, NTA 😊

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Parents demand son's birthday gift back. Commenter thinks NTA.

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Parent admits to being a 'tightwad' and not thinking things through 🤷‍♂️

TunaChaser | TunaChaser

The real gift is the freedom to tell entitled parents off 🎁👋

MiaOh | MiaOh

👏 Standing up for yourself against unreasonable parents 🙌

Emilyeagleowl | Emilyeagleowl

When parents ruin a gift, the bitterness never fades away. 😢

PMyra | PMyra

Heartfelt apology from a fellow mom for OP's disappointing birthday.

simbunny | simbunny

Sharing is caring? When birthday gifts become communal property 😩

Fjsbanqlpqoanyes | Fjsbanqlpqoanyes

👏 Standing up to manipulative parents who use your birthday as an excuse to buy a new family computer. #NTA

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Gift wasn't for him, just for show. NTA for being upset 😠

LxSky90 | LxSky90

When birthday gifts lead to family drama 📽

glitchy_bot | glitchy_bot

Taking ownership - NTA destroys own gift, AH or not?

buttpluff | buttpluff

Regifting nightmare turned into birthday sadness and loneliness 😔

mkranu1990 | mkranu1990

Sassy suggestion to deal with ungrateful parents with NTA comment.

Kellybluebitch69 | Kellybluebitch69

Parents demand gift back, pretending it was for you? NTA 👏

Pain-n-stryife | Pain-n-stryife

Feeling left out of gift-giving can be heartbreaking 😢

elizahan | elizahan

Parents' control over gift leads to entitlement debate.

Lhelvete | Lhelvete

Appreciating gifts is important, but family gifts should be fair. 👍

cheesypuzzas | cheesypuzzas

The commenter is not the a**hole and would rather receive no gift than a thoughtless one.

WolfgangAddams | WolfgangAddams

Giving practical gifts isn't always the best choice 🎁😒

cageytalker | cageytalker

Parents give disappointing birthday gift, commenter shares worse experience.

DarthLift | DarthLift

Parents demand household purchase as birthday gift. Commenter supports OP.

ChuckUFarley74988 | ChuckUFarley74988

Getting a bike for your birthday but can't use it? 🚲😒 Definitely NTA.

spanksucka | spanksucka

Don't let anyone guilt you into giving away your belongings. 🚫🎸

chuy1530 | chuy1530

A relatable story about a selfish gift-giver with strings attached 😑

Kemi82JP | Kemi82JP

🎁🙅‍♂️ NTA stands up to backhanded gift-giving parents on birthday.

FanofYueFei | FanofYueFei

Sharing one desktop among siblings is normal, but parents should enforce schedule. NTA 👍

SaggyBottomBitch | SaggyBottomBitch

NTA. Gift was never yours. Get dad a petty gift 😀

Diggingcanyons | Diggingcanyons

Parents used birthday as an excuse to get a computer 💻

International_System | International_System

Fair judgement. Gifts should be personal, not family-oriented.

SaphicSeagull | SaphicSeagull

Parents should have handled gift situation better. NTA.

iluvcats17 | iluvcats17

Squashed Sweet 16: Redefining gift-giving for selfish parents. 😍

religionsetusback | religionsetusback

Family drama on birthdays, but OP chooses love over toxicity. ❤️

FlowCtrl | FlowCtrl

Relatable comment about unwanted birthday gifts, NTA 🎂🎁

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Frustrated commenter considers petty revenge against entitled parents and computer hogging.

Owobowos-Mowbius | Owobowos-Mowbius

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