If you’re a parent, then you know that your children are your whole world. Committing to parenthood is a crucial decision, and it’s a must to do absolutely everything in your ability to give your kid the best life possible.

Some of us grew up in toxic families, and we go out of our way to protect our children from any emotional traumas. Some happened to become single parents, and they’re making sure that their child feels that otherworldly love. In a nutshell, your life has acquired an entirely new level of responsibility. However, to provide that emotional stability, you need to have a partner with the same mindset. And if you happened to tie your life with a person who you feel has toxic intentions, then it might be a good idea to evaluate whether the problem is solvable or else your child’s well-being could be at stake.

An online user has faced a similar problem, and she took it to one of Reddit’s communities to get some guidance:

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Stealing gifts from your own child is odd, to say the least

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This woman shared a story about how her husband selfishly stole their child’s gift and ended up making her the scapegoat of the situation. The post received 22K upvotes and 2.4K worth of comments where people expressed their worries towards this situation.

Dad returns his daughter’s bike gifted by her uncle and spends the money on their home

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The OP began her story by explaining how her brother was kind enough to gift her daughter the bike that she had wanted for what seems like forever. However, that happiness didn’t last for long as the girl’s father decided to return the gift and egoistically keep the money to himself.

When the OP’s daughter noticed that her beloved gift was missing, her little heart was in shambles and the mother couldn’t understand her husband’s intentions.

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Once the woman came back to her senses, she asked her husband to explain why he would do such a thing, to which he replied that he returned the gift so that he could spend the money on something useful (whatever that means).

Naturally, the woman went off on him and pointed out the obvious. She said that the gift came from her brother, therefore he had absolutely no right to touch it.

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Plus, what parent would take a gift away from their child, knowing perfectly well that it was something that had been on their wishlist for so long?

The OP also pointed out that her brother was broke and still went out of his way to make his niece happy, which essentially makes the situation even worse. The woman told her husband that what he did was pure theft and demanded that he hand over the money so she could buy the bike back. Sure enough, the man said that the cash was already spent and that he had no money left.

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After their fiery conversation was over, the OP remembered a stash of “emergency” money that her husband kept for himself and with no hesitation, the woman went to the bedroom, took some cash and repurchased the daughter’s bike.

Once the OP’s partner became aware of the situation, he absolutely couldn’t believe that his wife was capable of doing something like that and proceeded to yell at her. He then tried to explain that he spent that money on household necessities, to which the OP, once again, clarified that he stole their daughter’s bike, which is why he was responsible for getting it back.

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The scandal made their 11-year-old child so upset to the point where she said that she doesn’t want the bike if dad doesn’t want her to have it. The mother assured the girl that everything was totally fine and that she should just go and enjoy her bike.

The husband, however, was still in disbelief and couldn’t comprehend that the wife managed to get their kid against him.

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It’s interesting how the OP’s husband decided to act like a victim in this situation when he, figuratively speaking, took his daughter’s happiness away.

What do you think about the situation? Was it completely fine for the mother to take her husband’s personal savings to buy the gift back?

Fellow Redditors supported the OP and expressed their concerns