DS is moaning about his duvet set AIBU

(100 Posts)
wakeupandsmellthecoffee Wed 10-Jul-13 21:11:05

He says that a 14yr old having a McLaren Lewis Hamilton duvet set is vanquish and can he have another one please.
I SAY a grown man would want this set so he is being unreasonable.I then said I would ask mumsnet.AIBU.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Wed 10-Jul-13 21:12:13

Babyish not vanquish. DOH

nenevomito Wed 10-Jul-13 21:13:26

I thought it was new teen slang there.

God mum its sooooo vanquish grin

NotYoMomma Wed 10-Jul-13 21:13:54

well it is McLaren.... hmm

it is wrong

he races for Mercedes

stargirl1701 Wed 10-Jul-13 21:14:51

YABU. It's for kids. Get him a new plain one.

Hmm, I bought my DS a 'grown up' navy, red and white striped set last year. It does sound a bit vanquish to me.

QOD Wed 10-Jul-13 21:15:30

Vanquish is way cool!

Tell him to save his pocket money, failing that, I have a Barbie one he could try?

usualsuspect Wed 10-Jul-13 21:16:25

I thought vanquish was teen speak grin

Err, buy him a my little pony one, see how he likes that.

starfishmummy Wed 10-Jul-13 21:17:48

Ha. I got some replacement sheets for my ds a few weeks ago. I bought mid blue, the same as he had. Major stop. He wanted dark blue.
I really didn't think he would mind; I still choose his clothes (because he doesn't care, not because I am a control freak)

Jan49 Wed 10-Jul-13 21:18:30

Is he asking you to replace a duvet cover he already has or have you just bought it?

Let him buy a set of his choice out of his own savings, earnings or pocket money?

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Wed 10-Jul-13 21:18:36

So laughing at these replys. So I will get him a non vanquish duvet set .

DoJo Wed 10-Jul-13 21:18:39

Me too on the 'vanquish' - I was going to try dropping it in to conversation with my young friends to impress them. Good job I saw the correction before making even more of a twat of myself. I would say it depends how long he has had them. If he has had them for years and has outgrown his interest in F1, then YABU, but if he only asked for them a few months ago the n YANBU. I do think that 'themed' bed clothes do become babyish at some point, but it depends what he wants to replace them...?

HildaOgden Wed 10-Jul-13 21:21:58

Tell him to consider himself lucky,I still used a Telly Tubbies one for my son until he was 11 (granted,it was only as a 'spare' but still [grin ]

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Wed 10-Jul-13 21:22:04

Ok just to clarify its an oldish set as Lewis is not McLaren anymore .Plus I was advised many years ago to not buy teenage boys dark blue sheets .I will let you work out why for yourselves.
I'm thinking light blue .Lol

NoComet Wed 10-Jul-13 21:24:20

Lol, grown men shouldn't have navy sheets too.

Your son's opinion is pretty much the same as my son's. He abandoned Star Wars/Doctor Who duvet covers (and t-shirts) about a year ago. Luckily they were looking a bit tired to me anyway, so I got him something much plainer - along the loines of this.

"I SAY a grown man would want this set so he is being unreasonable."
I would not count a man who wanted such a bedset to be a GROWN man, TBH. More of an manchild IMO.

Let him choose his own bedding, take him into Asda.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Wed 10-Jul-13 21:28:03

Lol I was trying to save money but I will bow to the wisdom of mumsnet.

BellaVita Wed 10-Jul-13 21:28:18

I would consider that kind of duvet cover for a preteen.

Turniptwirl Wed 10-Jul-13 21:30:08

Mum that's so vanquish!

Get him to save up and buy his own or get him to do chores to earn a cheap ikea new one

I think that expecting him to have a racing duvet set is bare peak. He needs something more beast and like swaggy. grin

In adult speak: buy the poor lad some man-bedding.

usualsuspect Wed 10-Jul-13 21:39:04

He needs a bare sick duvet set.innit.

dexter73 Wed 10-Jul-13 21:40:42

My dd is sixteen and has a Mr Men duvet cover! That is so vanquish!

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Wed 10-Jul-13 21:45:25

I bought a Mr Men duvet cover as it is the coolest thing ever, in preparation for when my as yet unborn baby progresses to a duvet. It is currently on DD's bed and will be washed and then put on DS's. They are 9 and 7! They must be well vanquish!

Agree with the others, get him some boring plain ones.

NeverBeenToMe Wed 10-Jul-13 21:45:51

Try him with a My Little Pony one grin

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