I have to admit, when I heard the lead-in to this story on the news I laughed…mainly because I thought they reported “Mom tries to sell boys on eBay” and after a particularly interesting evening with my three year old, I totally got it.
However (and in all seriousness), the mom was really selling some popular toys–called Beyblades–out of her sons’ stash as punishment for messing up her bathtub.
According to a MSNBC report, “one mom, fed up with her boys’ fancy spinning tops and how they wrecked her bathtub, decided to gather the offending tops…and put them on eBay.” (Please note that heart-wrenching picture of the boys posted on eBay.)
Beyblades, the toys in question, are souped-up spinning tops that allow kids to battle each other. Apparently, the boys had battled each other in the bathtub and–according to the mom–caused $500 worth of damage.
The eBay auction was later shut down as bidders–who were trying to punish the mom–ran up the bids to $999,999. They also blasted her for being a bad mom.
Who got what they deserved here? Sound off in the comments.
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