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Old 11-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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DS broke my stovetop :(

We just got a new glass top stove two months ago when our old one died. This morning DS dropped a drinking glass on it and it broke.

I know it was totally accidental, no harm intended, just one of those things that happens. So I was thinking DH and I would have it replaced and life goes on. Then I thought...If he broke a window with a ball or something, I would have him pay for it even though it was accidental. But more of me says, he's only 6, and it was an accident, it could have just as easily been me that dropped the glass. He already feels terrible about it. WWYD?
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Re: DS broke my stovetop :(

He is only six and it was an accident. I wouldn't make my kid pay for it. Now if he was throwing things and broke something that would be different.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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He is only six and it was an accident. I wouldn't make my kid pay for it. Now if he was throwing things and broke something that would be different.
I would agree with this unless you warned him plenty about it. My reason for making the child replace a window is because I told them not to do that because it could break a window. Then they would have to pay for his actions. If he didn't know, then it was just an accident. If he does it again, he pays.
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Re: DS broke my stovetop :(

I would see if it was under warranty

and I would not ask a 6yo to pay for a stove top he accidentally dropped a glass on....my 6yo would not be able to reach a glass in a cabinet on top of a stove....how did he even have a glass up high enough to drop and break a glass stove top?
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I would see if it was under warranty

and I would not ask a 6yo to pay for a stove top he accidentally dropped a glass on....my 6yo would not be able to reach a glass in a cabinet on top of a stove....how did he even have a glass up high enough to drop and break a glass stove top?
The two older kids get out their own breakfast dishes. He uses a stool to get on the counter. It's next to the stove. After this incident and typing this reply...it would seem that this isn't the best idea, lol!

To the Mama who said check the warranty--believe me, we are! But I don't think they are going to cover it. It wasn't a manufactuer error or anything. We bought the extended warranty too, but I don't think it's going to cover it either.

And to the Mama who's dropped stuff on her glasstop stove that didn't break--I wish I was you!! It was a very thick drinking glass that he dropped, and it hit it at an angle. Surprisingly enough, the drinking glass is fine. I really, really wish the cup would have broken and not the stove!! DH checked on the stove part this morning and it is going to be a little over $300. Ouch.
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Yeah, he feels badly, and it was an accident. I think he has already learned his lesson.
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At 6, I wouldn't expect a kid to pay for any accidental breakage. A little too young, IMO. As they get older, I'd expect them to pitch in or pay for things broken during off limits activities like throwing a ball in the house, but not for an honest accident that anyone could have done.
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At 6, I wouldn't expect a kid to pay for any accidental breakage. A little too young, IMO. As they get older, I'd expect them to pitch in or pay for things broken during off limits activities like throwing a ball in the house, but not for an honest accident that anyone could have done.
I agree.
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At 6, I wouldn't expect a kid to pay for any accidental breakage. A little too young, IMO. As they get older, I'd expect them to pitch in or pay for things broken during off limits activities like throwing a ball in the house, but not for an honest accident that anyone could have done.
I also agree.
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At 6, I wouldn't expect a kid to pay for any accidental breakage. A little too young, IMO. As they get older, I'd expect them to pitch in or pay for things broken during off limits activities like throwing a ball in the house, but not for an honest accident that anyone could have done.
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