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?

missymoomoomee Thu 15-Nov-12 18:36:15

OwlLady are they getting a satsuma each ,thats vile. Mine are getting a segment each.

TerrorNotSoFrightened Thu 15-Nov-12 18:37:21

Okay, the OP has already admitted vile was a bit strong. Let it go now.

OP some people (like me) don't allow gifts at any other time except Christmas and birthdays.
So the DC do get a bit spoilt because of this.

OwlLady Thu 15-Nov-12 18:37:26

we have a chocolate prange to share but me and dh are having it christmas eve

Ispywith Thu 15-Nov-12 18:37:54

Mine are a bit younger 4 & 6 so are getting a doll, books, colouring stuff, jumper. DS elephant fighter thing, Spider-Man stuff etc. guess I am just naive about what people actually get their kids & a bit shocked! If mine had a tv & games stuff in their room I would never see them! Maybe I am old fashioned as we only had one tv (not that we couldn't afford it but just had to compromise what we saw on tv & sat together as a family)! wink

Santasinmypudenda Thu 15-Nov-12 18:38:09

Satsuma and a bag of nuts OwlLady?

That's obscene, stop bragging. My children will be sharing a satuma between them and will be grateful

OwlLady Thu 15-Nov-12 18:39:48

fwiw wrt to the op

we live in affluent area and we are quite normal/average

and my son who is 11 thinks he is hard done to because he doesn't have;

a superdry coat
an ice watch
an iphone
an ipad
a kindle
regular training sessions at arsenal football club
a seasonal pass to arsenal football club
his own bedroom grin
a holiday abroad every year

I tend to just ignore him wink we do have a shared xbox, butthat's about it smile

Not vile but wtf are they going to get them for future birthdays and christmases once that lot is bought?

BeerTricksPott3r Thu 15-Nov-12 18:40:24

Well, you'd see them if you limited their console/screen time, OP.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 15-Nov-12 18:40:27

A satsuma! Mine's getting a slightly elderly cherry tomato!

AlistairSim Thu 15-Nov-12 18:40:31

I have bought my children a lump of coal.

To share.

Clearly that makes me the top mummy, yes?

OwlLady Thu 15-Nov-12 18:41:41

only if you have an open fire alistairsim, otherwise, what is the point? unless they were melting it down to have on toast for minerals, then that is completely understandable

VivaLeBeaver Thu 15-Nov-12 18:42:38

Totally vile.

Can't believe that's all they're getting. Poor kid.

Seriously, yabu. It's none of your business.

valiumredhead Thu 15-Nov-12 18:42:50

glitter why does it have to be bigger and better than the year before? Ds is quite aware that some years you get big presents like x boxes and bikes and other years you don't.

And yes OP you limit console time. Our x box is in the front room so I can keep a listen out for who ds is chatting to online

valiumredhead Thu 15-Nov-12 18:43:49

X boxes are £120 - I bet if you add up all the stocking fillers and smaller toys you wouldn't be that far off.

Everlong Thu 15-Nov-12 18:43:50

It's not something I'd do tbf but I couldn't give a bugger what other folk buy their children for Christmas.

You know after having a child of mine die I do tend to spoil my other children, a way of dealing with it perhaps.

You don't know the reasons why this mum is buying all that stuff. Might not just because she has a spoilt brat.

BoakFace Thu 15-Nov-12 18:44:34

monkeyfacegrace - ooh, you're going to have some seriously spoilt brat children!

Everlong Thu 15-Nov-12 18:44:48

Love your post viva grin

Yep we are a charming family, thanks.

And with such a twattish op, surely you expected twattish responses.

We will have a fab Christmas. And we wont be paying for it in January either. No, we will be paying for our luxury holiday to Mexico instead.
Does that piss you off, too?

grin

midseasonsale Thu 15-Nov-12 18:44:59

over the top gifts I'd say.

Ispywith Thu 15-Nov-12 18:46:51

Ok I am being UR! Will take views & leave ! Really eye opening! & amusing how shitty people get! grin

Its a bit much, yes, but vile no. Should have said it on the thread rather than start a new one.

On the bright side monkeyfacegrace's response was hilarious, so maybe this thread was worth that alone.

She can afford it! She's a stay at home mum! Her children are polite! That showed you alright. gringringrin

Boakface, my children may be spolit, but no brat like behaviour here.

Yes, maybe to some its excessive, but its all relevent to the circles you move in, imo.

Seriously, my children are a credit to me, and I couldnt give a rats arse if people assume they would be brats due to two posts on an internet forum.

wannabestressfree Thu 15-Nov-12 18:47:09

OwlLady I am surprised you haven't been reported to social services......
We have had the same heady expectations in our gaff :}

^We will have a fab Christmas. And we wont be paying for it in January either. No, we will be paying for our luxury holiday to Mexico instead.
Does that piss you off, too?^

Oh lordy, I'm CRYING here.

OwlLady Thu 15-Nov-12 18:48:20

I just get threatened with childline...

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