Mom sparks debate after refusing son’s ‘offensive’ request

A mother’s attempt to teach her son a lesson about excess and finances has upset his father. She went on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum to settle the dispute with her ex. The woman says her 17-year-old son insisted she buys him another video game console when he already has plenty. After she refused out of principle, the boy persisted, But his method of persuasion left him with results he didn’t quite expect. “He and his father calculated how much I’ve been paid in child support over the years...”. “... and they decided it would be a good idea to let me know how little a drop in the bucket the gaming system would be,” the mom explained. But the mom added up everything she pays for in a month, which is much more than child support, and gave it to her ex and their son. “Now my ex is yelling at me for making our son feel like an expensive burden”. “But I think I was teaching him a lesson about money and unteaching him some of what my ex says about support”. “He’s mad because you showed his son that he isn’t pulling his weight in supporting the kid,” someone said