Susan decided to splurge for her daughter’s 19th birthday and bought her $4500 Taylor Swift tickets for Gillette Stadium. Her daughter was so excited and invited her best friend since childhood. Susan was devastated because she had bought them as a mom and daughter trip, but she didn’t say anything. Then her daughter asked her for a ride to the concert. Susan was still salty about not going, and had also made plans for that night. She told her daughter she had no intention of sitting in traffic in the rain to drive her and that she was on her own. Susan’s daughter ended up spending $400 round trip on Ubers. So she asked her mother for the money. Susan was so upset that she not only refused to give her the money, but is considering asking her for the $4500 for the tickets too.
Would you be upset if you bought your daughter Taylor Swift tickets and she reacted this way?
Ayla Brown: Good morning, Susan. How are you? Oh, my gosh. We have some stuff to talk about when it comes to Taylor Swift. What happened at the concert or about the concert? I need to know more.
Susan: Oh, good morning, Ayla. Thanks for having me. Well, yes, it definitely is about Taylor and obviously the huge show at Gillette. My daughter turned 19 and I had bought her two tickets, for $4500. I really wanted to go big. I mean, she’s turning 19. Like we’re getting closer as friends, not just mother daughter. So I gave them to her, I guess three months ago. So super excited. She’s so excited. We’re both screaming, having a great time. You know, I thought I was going to go. I thought she was going to invite me. But she ended up inviting her best friend. They’ve known each other since they were little in elementary school. And they have loved Taylor their whole lives. I mean, God, I was so hurt. I was so hurt.
Ayla Brown: Because here you are. You bought these tickets for $4500. You gave them to your daughter and you said, Happy birthday, baby. I love you. Tickets to Taylor Swift, which were almost impossible to get, by the way. And so then she said, Oh, my God, thank you, Mom. I’m going to take my best my best friend from elementary school.
Susan: I mean, basically it was tough because we just we were so excited and we celebrated the whole day. And that’s the funny thing I was like, Babe, are you so excited? And she’s like, Yeah, I love you so much. Just the greatest. And so it wasn’t until a couple of days that I brought up the concert again and she said something about her best friend, Casey. And it stopped me dead in my tracks. And of course you know it ended up pouring.
Ayla Brown: So they had Saturday tickets? Yeah. Oh, my. Like iconically raining. Yes.
Susan: Oh, my God. Well, she has the audacity that day to say, Hey, Mom, can you drive Casey and me to the show? Uh, actually, no, I. I had made plans with my best friend. Yeah, You know, I have my own friend, and I’m going to go do stuff with her. And you two have a great time. So she was kind of upset, but not too bad. Anyway, they have a great time. However, the Uber was 200 there and 200 back.
Ayla Brown: Dang. I mean, I’m not surprised. The traffic was probably wild.
Susan: It was horrendous. Yeah. And in the rain, It was torrential, so it was like madness out there. And so she’s really upset. Actually. We were having breakfast the next day and she says I’ve got to bring something up. I’m kind of upset that you didn’t drive us. I can’t believe it. And it was that much money. And, I looked at her. I was taking a bite of my breakfast and I don’t feel bad. I don’t feel bad. And I got up and walked back into my room. Here’s the thing. I’m thinking about asking her to pay me back the $4500. So I just don’t know what to do. I’m really upset, but am I a bad Mom?