My son is 4 years old and, as all other kids, is very fond of video games. He has a limited screen time, and currently his tablet was broken by his younger sister. He cried but then understood that we will get it fixed. (That would not be before 2 months).
Now yesterday we went to a party and there were 8- to 10-year-old kids playing X-Box. Since my kid is very good at playing he got all excited and told me that he wants to play too. I said when they are finished I will ask them. Once they were finished I asked the kid if he could let my son play at which he refused. (not straight but he said the games were not working). I told my kid that we can only ask someone but not force them to share. So we'll have our own X-Box when he is 5.
Later at bedtime he said that those kids were too bad and he will not share with them and that I should scold them.
Did I do the right thing? I feel so bad. Maybe I shouldn't even let him hope that he would get a chance to play with other kid's stuff.