There is no reason he should be jealous of the kid though, unless he doesn't like his GF at which point he is beyond trash.
It's one thing to have a fragile ego so you show off your GF to an ex (it's tempting, especially with social media where it can be unavoidable), but it's irredeemable if the whole relationship is a prop. >>172221934
This line makes me think that he at least has the good sense to abandon any feelings for her.>this little piece of plastic makes my phone too heavy
is absolutely dog shit. His frustration is extremely relatable.
I once dated a "crafty" girl. She gave me tons of shit, rarely it was something she clearly spent a lot of time on, mostly it was colorful paper crap. All were functionally useless dust collectors that I had no interest in, and I praised her sincerely for every single one. I try to keep most of the shit my relationships give me - no matter the quality of the gift or the nature of the breakup - because it is testimony that I was considered.
Another ex never gave me anything. When I bought her some button pins (she had a whole fuckload of them on her backpack), she accepted them but then made half-assed excuses for not pining them like "not knowing what they were" (I think Adventure Time, I just went with what looked cute).
It's such a low effort thing to pretend to like a gift, or like it because someone you like gave it to you.
It's such a low effort thing to pin a button or hang a fucking cellphone band on your book-bag or a day planner or whatever if it makes your phone too heavy.
It's a small red flag, but it can indicate that they don't give a shit about you, as this series clearly illustrated. A breakup is a bullet dodged, you'd have to be a fucking idiot to line up again.
tl;dr: I date too many basic white chicks and the guy is a bit of a tool but not a complete douche, until further development