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´I´m horrible!´ Boy, 8,
sobs after his mom convinces
him he´d accidentally
bought a Ford Mustang
while playing with her iPad

Daily Mail (UK), by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/2/2013 5:37:44 PM

When Paula Papen caught her eight-year-old son playing around on eBay on her iPad, she concocted one way of making sure he took care of grown ups´ toys. With her camera rolling, the mother from Hot Springs, South Dakota convinced her son Kenyon that he had accidentally spent $50,000 on a Ford Mustang that could not be returned. But while she may have wanted to teach him a lesson, she cannot have predicted the youngster´s emotional response. Scroll down for video

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/2/2013 5:44:10 PM     (No. 9095401)

I´ll tell you what´s horrible, and it´s not that child. Maybe mama learned something, too.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/2/2013 5:54:27 PM     (No. 9095416)

Cheer up. It could have been a Chevy Volt. Now there´s a disaster.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/2/2013 6:33:21 PM     (No. 9095473)

This mean mother played a nasty prank on her son.

A video of the boy sobbing - before realising it was just a joke - has now become an internet hit, with hundreds laughing along with the Papens, while others have lambasted the prank as cruel.

After seeing that he had searched for the vehicle on eBay, Mrs Papen switched on her camera and asked her son why he had made the lavish purchase.


Probably aiming for a star turn on AFV. Ugly.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bazi, 1/2/2013 6:41:17 PM     (No. 9095487)

That mother is mean & sick. She was laughing at her son and videoing his anguish. It could have been a teachable moment but she turned it into her own perverse entertainment.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/2/2013 7:22:15 PM     (No. 9095522)

Maybe the authorities can play "We´re Taking Your Son - Just Kidding" and see how she likes it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/2/2013 7:52:18 PM     (No. 9095551)

Sounds like a recipe for a future psychopath.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GKC fan, 1/2/2013 7:54:33 PM     (No. 9095556)

Never lie, especially to a child.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: grampstosix, 1/2/2013 8:16:22 PM     (No. 9095578)

She may have set herself up for some major payback.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/2/2013 9:05:03 PM     (No. 9095624)

#7...exactly. People shouldn´t lie to their children.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/2/2013 9:13:14 PM     (No. 9095633)

That mom has a cruel streak in her a mile wide.

#7 and #9: Good advice.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MissMann, 1/2/2013 9:31:13 PM     (No. 9095645)

Oh, that poor child! I pray that this is one of those kids resilient enough to survive an absolute witch for a mother (and that there is someone in his life who loves him).

Horrible, horrible mother.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: anonymous, 1/2/2013 9:42:39 PM     (No. 9095656)

The Honey Boo Boo generation - where there´s a camera, there´s a career.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: AltaD, 1/2/2013 10:27:21 PM     (No. 9095695)

I like #5´s idea.

And in general, I don´t any of these videos parents post online of pranks they´ve pulled on their kids. Yahoo or some other "news" site had a video of toddlers tasting a lemon for the first time as well as videos of parents lying to their kids, saying they´ve eaten all the Halloween candy. I might be the only person who doesn´t find these videos hilarious. I think that parents who play practical jokes on their child and then share the video with thousands of strangers are sick and twisted.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/2/2013 10:30:50 PM     (No. 9095701)

I hope that boy protects that part of himself that felt remorse. He should not beat himself up for not being the perfect person, but a person who obviously wants to do the right thing in an increasingly cruel, numb, world is a precious part of maybe saving it.

The mother ´tricked´ an eight year old with a lie. OK, she taught him a lesson about boundaries, but I hope she understands that once you break a trust, it is really hard to mend. Putting the whole episode on the internet is simply pathetic parenting.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/2/2013 11:12:51 PM     (No. 9095758)

There is more than one thing wrong here- expecially lying and then putting it online for others to laugh at him.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/3/2013 1:34:54 AM     (No. 9095845)

This mother is cruel, but putting the little boy´s crying online is disgusting. Only a monster would embarrass her child like that.

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