A mum is heartbroken after finding out that her five-year-old daughter has given away her precious wedding rings to a friend from school – but she’s scared to ask the parents for them back
A woman is devastated after losing her wedding rings that have mysteriously vanished.
She searched her whole house but couldn’t find them, so she asked her five-year-old daughter – who reluctantly confessed to giving them to her schoolfriend.
She posted her dilemma on Mumsnet, a popular forum site, and said she needs to talk to the girl’s mother, but she doesn’t want to sound “accusatory”.
She wrote: “Basically, my child and her friend were playing in my house. They went up to my bedroom where I usually keep my rings on the nightstand.”
She continued: “The next day I noticed they were gone. I questioned my child if she had given my rings to her friend. She said no.
“When her friend was leaving she tried to give her a wind chime which I stopped. Before, the friend had taken a trivial item from her house and given it to my daughter, which I returned to the mum.
“I know my child has a vivid imagination and often makes up stories and is influenced by suggestion. She’s five.
“So, I thought I’d wait for a day or two and ask her to tell me what happened when her friend came over. And I asked again did she give my rings to her friend and this time she said yes.
“Again because she’s not always honest I waited for a day or so and then today I asked her to tell me what happened when her friend came. She told me they found some rings and that she gave them to her friend.
“I asked her if she gave anything else to the friend and she said she gave the friend a teddy bear that talks. She does have a talking teddy but it’s not the colour she told me.
“However, there is a missing teddy among her toys. So now I have an unreliable child witness and missing personal items.”
She asked for advice, saying: “I need to ask the mum of this child but I don’t want to come across as accusatory. What would you do?”
Her post has received over 90 comments so far – where Mumsnet users suggested how to get the rings back.
One person said: “Just ask the parents for the rings back that have obviously been taken by the five-year-olds!!”
Another person said: “Definitely explain to the other mum and ask her to check the rings and question her daughter!”