“Am I not helping my parents by buying my sister a baby shower gift we agreed on?”

A new one Enrollment The famous ‘Am I? [Jerk]?’ The subreddit just went viral, reminding everyone that we don’t get to choose our family. Or how greedy they are.

A woman with a now-deleted Reddit account was invited to her sister’s baby shower. Knowing that the expectant mother had a crib on her wish list, he planned to give her a barely used one that he already had.

Only his sister won’t accept him. Turns out, she already had a design in mind and wasn’t willing to settle for anything less.

After finding out that this particular crib cost more than $8,000, the former Redditor refused to spend that much money on the gift and was promptly kicked out of the event.

Finding the right gift for a baby shower can be a daunting task.

Image credit: Ömürden Cengiz (not original photo)

Especially when the expectant mother wants you to spend a fortune on her.

Image credit: Anastasia Chepinska (not original photo)

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Deciding how much to spend on a baby shower gift is usually determined by a number of factors, including:

1. Your relationship with the person — The closer you are to the soon-to-be mom, the more likely you are to spend on her.

2. How much you feel comfortable giving — just because someone else says you should spend a certain amount doesn’t mean you have to.

3. How Much You Can Afford – You shouldn’t put yourself in a financial bind buying baby shower gifts.

And yes, babies are expensive. (According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average cost of raising an 18-year-old child in 2015 was $233,610. So with an annual inflation adjustment of 2.2 percent per year, the cost of raising a child born in 2022 can be estimated at $272,049.) But more than $8,000 for a crib? This is just ridiculous.

People declared that the author of the story was not a jerk.

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