Well, yeah. The dad should have known better than to just grab stuff that was laying around. I'm going to guess they were probably a little embarrassed. (Well, the wife, probably.) They sound like they are trying to do the right thing by their daughter, so that's good. Good luck with resolving this.

Additional thoughts: It sounds like the dad wasn't clued in on the fundraiser, so the entire family dropped the ball. And I agree with Edelweiss. It would be sad if something like this came between your friendship. I would *much* prefer to simply be asked for a donation to a school. This exchange of goods no one really wants or needs is a huge pain for the parents, the kids and the people who are hit up.

Edited by Ellemm (11/26/10 01:08 PM)