Ben Gavinson, 30, has had a grand old time buying his niece and nephews the loudest and most noise producing toys he could find. Sadly for Ben, he’s about to become a father and payback is already in the post.
“Being childless I had a good solid seven year run of buying toys that I knew would drive my sisters up the wall. Anything that required batteries and made heaps of noise, I was all over. I loved seeing the pissed off looks on my sisters faces at birthdays and Christmas ha ha,” said Ben.
But like the proverbial boomerang, it wasn’t long after his wife showed him the pregnancy strip that he realised just how much he had stuffed up.
“When Angie showed me the blue strip I went, “Woo hoo!” Then about 20 seconds later I went, “Ah shit!” said a despondent Ben.
Within minute of the FB announcement, Ben’s sisters started sending him pics of battery operated pets that meow and woof, karaoke microphones that go up to 11 and fully-fitted drum kits.
“The drum kit was the kicker. Damn it, why did I have to play the bastard uncle?” lamented Ben.
Although excited about being a father, Ben says he has learned his lesson about what goes around comes around.
“Yeah, nah. I’ll never do that again. Unless my sisters have another kid after me – then it’s payback time!”