A mum in the UK has sent her friend an invoice for £325 ($537) after her daughter’s shoes were marked with pen and the soles got scuffed during a play date.
Fashion designer Sarah Bryan was furious when she noticed three-year-old Isabella’s designer boots were damaged after spending an afternoon with a friend.
Sarah told The Sun, “If your child comes back with scratches on their body, you’d be like ‘what’s happened?’
“It’s the same with her shoes. She’s not supposed to go outside with them. Wherever she goes, she goes with a bag of other shoes. Obviously shoes get scuffed on the soles, but these look like they’ve been worn for a year, not for a few hours.
“There’s also a big black mark on the toe where they’ve been drawn on. I was devastated when I saw them.”
Sarah sent an email to her friend Nicola requesting that she pay to replace the boots.
Nicole told The Sun, “I don’t know what her problem is to be honest.
“She must have more money than sense if she's going to pay that much for a pair of shoes for her daughter and then complain when they get ruined.
“Kids are kids, they get messy, they ruin things, that’s life. She needs to get over it because no amount of bills she sends me will make me pay for the shoes.
“I’d advise her next time to send her daughter out in wellies or if she wants to dress something up try Toys ‘R’ Us.”
Sarah appeared on Good Morning Britain where she was reduced to tears by host Piers Morgan.
While on the show Sarah said, “If you sent your child somewhere to be looked after by a responsible parent and they came back with scratches on their body …”
Piers responded, “But you’re not a responsible parent...You're the worst kind."
Sarah hit back with, “That is awful. You have no idea about me or my past or my life. My daughter is healthy, happy and is up to date on everything.”
Piers replied, “There will not be a mother or father watching this interview who is not looking at you thinking: ‘What on earth are you doing buying a three-year-old girl 60 pairs of shoes?’”