To think this is vile

(337 Posts)
Ispywith Thu 15-Nov-12 18:18:47

To get a child of 7 for Christmas their own Xbox, tv & DVD player bla bla bla. Saw it on thread about what people are getting their kids got Christmas. Is it me or is this madness?

Vile is a bit of an overstatement!

It's not what I would do, personally, but if it's what fits for them, then so be it.

TiredBooyhoo Thu 15-Nov-12 18:20:24

vile?

get a grip

kiwigirl42 Thu 15-Nov-12 18:20:25

well, I wouldn't describe it as vile but it is over the top perhaps. But there is no law saying how to spend your own money so YABU

MaryPoppinsBag Thu 15-Nov-12 18:20:57

Yeah should just get a satsuma, an apple and a piece of coal.

WorraLiberty Thu 15-Nov-12 18:21:31

Firstly, don't believe everything you read on the internet.

Secondly, the child won't need a DVD player if they're getting an XBox

Thirdly, well I can't actually think of a thirdly except to say I don't give a shiney shite what other people buy their kids grin

Ispywith Thu 15-Nov-12 18:21:42

Fair enough vile may be strong!

WelshMaenad Thu 15-Nov-12 18:21:56

And it's your business because...?

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 15-Nov-12 18:21:58

It's fine, if that is what works for that family.

You do what works for your family.

Everybody's happy.

missymoomoomee Thu 15-Nov-12 18:22:04

OTT much? I find it a bit ridiculous how much you care what others are getting their children.

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BoysBoysBoysAndMe Thu 15-Nov-12 18:22:25

It's overindulgent
It's generous
It's a bit much for a 7 year old

It's not vile hmm

And if I had an enormous amount of money to spend on my children- I would

phantomhairpuller Thu 15-Nov-12 18:22:37

Vile no, but certainly a tad excessive IMO

TiredBooyhoo Thu 15-Nov-12 18:23:21

if the rest of the children are going without food to enable the parents to buy these things then yes it's vile but if they can afford it then it's perfectly acceptable.

please tell us all what you are buying your dcs for xmas.

NatashaBee Thu 15-Nov-12 18:23:46

More than I might choose to spend (to me, an Xbox is a main present, with some small bits and pieces to open as well) but 'vile' is a bit dramatic.

valiumredhead Thu 15-Nov-12 18:26:23

Over indulgent and generous - why is it? Says who? As long as it's not getting you into debt what has it got to do with any one else?

Explain why it is madness OP? Apart from the fact you are being a judgemental snobby cow

Aspiemum2 Thu 15-Nov-12 18:27:23

This has actually made me laugh, you would have such a hernia if you saw my kids rooms decked out with pc's, tv's and the like.

My kids understand the value of money, do chores for pocket money and save their birthday/Christmas money for big things.

If it winds you up so be it grin

BeerTricksPott3r Thu 15-Nov-12 18:27:52

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Ispywith Thu 15-Nov-12 18:27:55

Monkeyfacegrace I am sure your children are charming - especially with such charming mother like you! Hope you have smashing Christmas!

OwlLady Thu 15-Nov-12 18:28:43

oh well at least something has made me laugh tonight grin

vile is really ott my love

valiumredhead Thu 15-Nov-12 18:29:25

Well what did you expect OP? hmm

SugarplumMary Thu 15-Nov-12 18:29:47

Xbox, tv & DVD player bla bla bla

It starts before 5 round here - it's more about the parents.

Actually those could work out cheaper - than the total I end up sending per DC but I get clothes and books, craft stuff – crap like that so I can feel superior.

TiredBooyhoo Thu 15-Nov-12 18:31:06

<taps fingers>

waiting on your list OP. or dont you feel like having it judged by strangers?

MrsWolowitz Thu 15-Nov-12 18:31:30

A bit excessive yes. Vile, no!

If thats what people want to buy and can afford it then its really no concern of yours or anyone elses.

OwlLady Thu 15-Nov-12 18:32:16

my children are getting a satsuma and a bag of nuts

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