She was planning a trip to Disneyland, and he niece was very jealous of her. She begged her to take her, but OP couldn't
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OP promised to bring back nice gifts, and her sister consoled the child by saying that they might go there for their next vacation
They came to visit OP while she was preparing for her trip. And then the passport went missing
They found it on her nephew, with ripped pages
OP didn't have time to get a new passport, so she had to cancel her trip which was all paid for
She asks for compensation from her sister because she believes the kid has to be punished
OP posted some edits:
Her niece has been punished
OP punished her niece in her own way - by bringing great gifts for her brother, but nothing for her
The older kid can understand her actions and the consequences
Maybe the kid should learn a harsh lesson
Parents on Reddit agree - the kid is old enough to understand
Yup. She is old enough to understand what she's done
OP understands why her niece was so upset, but there is no justification for what she’s done. She knew very well what are passports because she had traveled abroad with her parents.
So, she deserves to be punished. OP found a nice way to punish her – by getting toys only for her little brother.
But the kid needs to learn a lesson. We can’t always get what we want when we want it.