My Bro stole my christmas present idea!! now what to get mum?

December 21, 2009 8:00am CST
I need to know what people think of this as i think it is awful and im still gutted and think it was a terrible thing to do!Now, i had been thinking of an idea for my mums christmas present all year as i usualy just get like chocolates and some household items thaty she might need but is - lets face it - not quite gift material! So what i did was ask throughout the year like trivial questions about things like courses she might be interested in, things she regrets not doing in life etc, not actualy givingher any reason to believe its anything to do with gifts (i thought i was being clever haha). I finally found out she would love to look at the stars and learn about astrology so perfect gift a telescope woo hoo im on the track to a happy mother!Now not thinking anything of it i told my brother my idea and he was impressed Obviously haha. So i had it all setout in my head on my payday iwould buya set ofthe internet that i had found for 60 quid and set it up buy the tree christmas eve so she could come down and spotit and be like oh my god!!!! What happened next was: The following day my brother walks in with a large box and says "here you go mum heres your xmas present" to which he took the outer box off and sure enough it was a telescope!!!!!! Needless to say her face lit up!I COULDNT BELIEVE IT!!!!! HOW COULD HE!!!!!I was gutted and i still am, do you think im over reacting or are you like me and think this is the most awful thing anyone could have done?????? PLEASE let me know what you think as this is going to determine the future of me and my brothers relationship as ive always known he doesnt like me much (he is my step bro) but didnt think he would do something like this!
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13 responses
@Godmother (476)
• Indonesia
21 Dec 09
well dear, I guess this will teach you that not all people can be trusted..ha ha. Why don't you buy her one of those astrological DVD where they show you lots of beautiful planets and the galaxy ? Or buy her a lazy chair so she can stretch out on the lawn while using the telescope to see her stars ?
21 Dec 09
Your right maybe i should just add to the gift.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
21 Dec 09
That is too sad. I can undertand your situation. Hereafter, you should be careful about talking to your brother. But, don't worry about it. Take it as a challenge. Talk to your mother more and find out what she would like to have. You can get her a gift coupen from a beauty parlor she likes. Mostly, women will appreciate that.
21 Dec 09
Yea i expect she would love to pamper herself!
@celticeagle (114256)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Dec 09
I would be gutted too! He has a lot of nerve!! He knew what he was doing obviously. So, to me one upmanship is in order. You need to really find an excellent present. DOn't let him get you down. You may have to lay out some bucks but I would really go all out now to show him he can't steal from you like that. Scour your brain and recall something she has said and get her something very nice.
@Trensue (5265)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Brothers do that! So get her a book so she knows what she is looking at. Buy her some chocolates to eat while she is looking. Write her a letter telling you that you love her. Give her a gift certificate and tell her your sad story. There are always other options. (next year, don't tell him!)
@Wizzywig (7860)
22 Dec 09
That was really mean of him! - Its a shame he decided to give her the gift early because, if you'd both got a telescope your idea of setting it up by the tree would have been much better than just handing her the box like he did... Perhaps you could take her out for a luxury midnight picnic somewhere on a clear night - just the two of you to make the most of that telescope. We got my father-in-law one of those "Name a star" packages - maybe you coud do that and help her find its position? Whatever you get, I think you have proved what a caring son you are here. Best wishes to you.
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
22 Dec 09
Well, what your brother did was completely awful. I would get incredibly angry at mine if he did something as that. Can't be helped, you'll have to think of a different present. I'm sorry that your brother took away your good idea
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I would be mad as a hornet but there really isn't a lot that you can do. I would get her an astrology book to go along with it. I know it stinks that your brother would do that and I can imagine how upset you are. I just wouldn't even give him a hint as to what you were going to get her from here on. At least she got the gift you wanted her to have.
@topflame (43)
• Sri Lanka
22 Dec 09
Break it break the damn thing, then make it look like a flawless accident, like it falls off a shelf. then u take feel sorry for ur mom and take her to a store and buy her the best telescope there. ther she will for ever remember that u bought it for her. dont tell your brother one day when he sees your mother loking at the sky he will notice that it is not the one he bought her. he might asume that your mom uses ur one bcuz she likes it better. i know it seems mean but that bugger deserves it, and no u r not over reacting that was a pretty nasty thing to do if i were u i would punch him in the face, but u dont do that.
• India
22 Dec 09
if you know that your bro doesn't like you much so i think you don't share your feelings with him.and now you say he stolen your idea its a normal thing in life.i think you are able to prepare something another for your mom.if u think or you feel that he not like you much so i think in this your fault is also.think about it after all he is your brother.
@jilshi (271)
• Malaysia
22 Dec 09
So funny. How old is your brother? Well, Christmas is sharing. Did you confront him or scoulded your brother? Do you plan to tell everthing to your mother? I will be heartache if he is my broher.
@bikespot (484)
• Canada
22 Dec 09
wow what a brother. I find that very unfair for him to do that. I think you should tell him how you feel about it. Hopefully he will understand. Try to come up with something better than the telescope. You did all the research there must be something else...
• United States
22 Dec 09
How awful of him to do such a thing!! I can't believe your own brother would do that!! I don't believe that you're overreacting as I would be acting that way (if not angrier) too if my own brother stole my idea!! That is definitely one of the most awful things that your brother could've done. Regardless of whether you told him that you had been working on getting your mother the perfect Christmas gift for the whole entire year or not, as a brother, he had no right to do that!! I really think you should talk to him about this. Don't bottle it up because anger should never be kept bottled up. I'd say, confront him and tell him that this was your idea and straighten it out with him. If he doesn't seem to care about your feelings too much on the subject, then don't care too much about him since he doesn't deserve it. I'm not saying completely disown him as your brother or step-brother, definitely confront him about the matter and see if he truly values you like any other brother would. If he doesnt, then he doesn't deserve you as a step brother.
@malamar (784)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
That was a lousy trick for your brother to pull on you loneraver! However, what's done is done and there is no changing that now. Maybe you could get her "how-to" books or magazines on stars, astrology and so forth, the bookstores are chalk full of them. Having the telescope is only the first step, it won't be of much benefit until she understands what she is viewing, right?