It's not that long of a wait. Agree with your point about keeping fruit in storage though - if they don't have spares it will be a Animal Crossing Bells pain to get all the varieties back again
It's not different. The thought of all the trees gone really hurt me.They just take about, what, four times to grow? But it's still a pain in the ass to replant a whole island's worth of trees. I decided to eventually organize my flowers in a consistent manner and it took over a day!It takes 3 irl days, and you can always time traveling, it is not like it is illegal or cheating.
That is actually a good notion - trees do take awhile to grow, but you can plant all of them at one time. It is rather dull to do so... but perhaps that will be a fantastic thing for the kid to see.
Flowers are somewhat harder, since depending on the type you might need to wait for Leif to show up. But whatever blossoms she can't replace quickly - maybe replace with pumpkins? Heck, for an extra responsibility lesson you can put her in charge of their everyday watering, too.
Ah, right, don't understand why I did not think of that. They're definitely a pain- I finally gave up and bought some damn blue roses I had been really disappointed with breeding! Hopefully OP did not lose too many.Or if she apologizes AND replants the trees and blossoms and fixes the furniture . Some sort of restitutions. Now grated this will actually take time which might be counter to the punishment, but it might require work and money to purchase the flowers, and trees, and also to them.
If she's only allowed a certain amount of screen time every day, then that could eat within that moment. No additional display time till she is righted the wrong.
I am sorry this happened.
(There was another AITA a buy Animal Crossing New Horizons Items couple of months back where some woman's boyfriend trashed her island during an argument. What a jerk)