Do you agree with my dad?

I broke a kitchen chair by leaning back in it, so naturally my punishment was that I had to buy a new chair. However I could only buy it in a two pack. So I asked him if that meant that the second chair (keep in mind I only broke 1 chair) belonged to me. He told me that since the only reason I bought two chairs was... show more I broke a kitchen chair by leaning back in it, so naturally my punishment was that I had to buy a new chair. However I could only buy it in a two pack. So I asked him if that meant that the second chair (keep in mind I only broke 1 chair) belonged to me. He told me that since the only reason I bought two chairs was to replace the one I broke, even though I only broke one chair, both of the new ones belonged to him. I personally think that's ridiculous, but I wanted to come on here and see if people thought his rationalization made sense. He did the same thing to my brother when he dropped a glass bowl; since he couldn't buy a single replacement, he had to buy a whole new set, and my dad actually pointed that out when I asked him. However the difference is that my brother was 13 at the time, and the bowl set was $30. I'm 17, and these chairs, along with the warranty (which I chose to buy; he never told me to) were $113. They would've been closer to $130 if I didn't get a coupon. Clearly the first chair is his, that's not in question, but I just don't see how he could possibly say the other one is his. So basically my question is this: in your opinion, does the second chair belong to me or my dad?
Update: So if the chair is his simply because I'm a minor, does that mean that when I'm 18 the chair becomes mine? And if I had waited to buy it until I was 18, would the chair be mine even though I would still be financially dependent on him?
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