OP discovered hisbrother forgot his son's 10th birthday and wants to use OP's gift as his own.
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OP's brother wants his nephew to think OP forgot the birthday, believing it's less upsetting than if he forgot. OP feels uneasy about pretending to forget.
They agreed on OP buying a LEGO set, which the brother reimbursed.
If OP's brother has time to call and bother OP, he can use that time to buy a gift.
OP's brother should have given an experience as a gift, like a trip to a theme park or an activity the kid likes, instead of taking OP's gift and making him seem inconsiderate.
He has enough time to buy a present or plan a special activity his son would like.
He should immediately buy a nice gift for his child.
It's a valuable lesson that many men realize too late.
OP's brother can still shop himself.
OP's brother needs to face the consequences of his actions to learn and improve.
By holding back, OP ensure his nephew has his support, especially if he feels let down by his father again.
This incident might be a valuable lesson for him to remember important dates in the future.
OP made the right decision in the given situation. By buying an extra gift, a LEGO set, and allowing the brother to give it to his son and reimburse him, OP ensured that the nephew received a gift from his dad and didn't feel like his birthday was forgotten by anyone.
This approach helped maintain family harmony and avoided unnecessary confusion or hurt feelings. It's a thoughtful and considerate way to handle a delicate situation like this.