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"Someone" asked you to do this... I'm guessing it's not someone especially close to you or you'd have said "my partner" etc. You've spent hours on this now. Assuming your professional rate is ~ $100/hour you could have gone out and bought a brand new 7" tablet for the cost your "someone" is asking you to stump up. I think an approach (now long past the point of no return) would have been to spend one hour, if all was well then OK, otherwise hand it back with the offer of continuing to try but at (say) half your professional rate. That would be a very fair offer.

Personally, I would have declined at the outset, on principle, to provide a 3-year old with a laptop. It's likely to get broken / dropped / sicked on / thrown at the cat in less time than you've spent on it. A 3-year old should be playing with Lego, jumping in puddles, cutting up Dad's suit and scribbling on the wallpaper. When it needs a story it's parents should read to it or make one up. YMMV, IANACP etc (I am not a child psychologist - though I did get a distinction on a uni course on child development. Hmmm | :| )
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