aibu to think my daughter is being a tad unreasonable lol

(57 Posts)
mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 16:46:53

Dear Santa I want

A real micro pig
A real tractor
A tree
Snail farm
Shovel and spade
Mud pit
Chicken house
Hedgehog

Do u Think she may be disappointed with Xmas this year lol

kali110 Mon 18-Nov-13 16:51:45

Sounds like my xmas list! Get her an african hedgehog or snail. Very easy pets but only if shes patient and you think she can actually take responsibilty for a pet.

YoDiggity Mon 18-Nov-13 16:55:30

That is an adorable list. She sounds fab. grin

My DS asked for a micro pig once. I got him a book about micro pigs instead. He never really looked at it, so I am glad I didn't bother with the whole pig.

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 16:57:37

I suppose I should google African hedgehogs lol ... we live I flat in London btw ... I just asked her if she wanted a play farm and she no she also wants a white fence lol

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 18-Nov-13 17:04:49

Shame you don't live by a farm, where you could ask a farmer if she could sponsor a pig and visit when ever she wants.

exexpat Mon 18-Nov-13 17:12:11

The micro pig etc might be a bit tricky for Santa, but he might manage a set of the Sophie books by Dick King-Smith - I think your DD would find her a kindred spirit. How old is she?

She might like to try rearing (and releasing) a butterfly. Or have you thought of sponsoring an animal at a nearby zoo or wildlife park? DS was desperate to have a pet snake when he was about 7, and really liked going to visit the snake we sponsored for him at the zoo.

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Mon 18-Nov-13 17:12:58

Really she just wants a farm!!
I'm not sure about sponsoring a pig on a farm business forty Don't most get, er, eaten? grin

TotallyBursar Mon 18-Nov-13 17:15:45

I have 2 pygmy hogs and they are great pets but not for children.
They require attention to husbandry (kept singly in a minimum of 3ft viv/zzone), heating and diet and will be most active when dc are in/going to bed. So the daily handling, exercise and care will be down to you and your dd might be lucky and see it in the morning but will otherwise be looking at a viv. Depending on temperament you can get mildly huffy to complete bastard and they don't enjoy being woken to play during the day.
Just fyi.

Err a real bonsai tree? Bit dull!

TotallyBursar Mon 18-Nov-13 17:17:54

Posted too soon sorry, new phone today.
Zookeeper for a day? All real but they don't have to come home with you!

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 18-Nov-13 17:19:47

Or passes to a real farm for x amount of time.

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 18-Nov-13 17:21:51

That is so cute! A real Land Girl!

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 17:22:25

She is nearly 5 and due to health reasons can't visit a farm at the moment ... I just explained Santa don't bring live animals in which she replied his selfish he brings reindeers for him , well I'm not leaving him a cookie lol

enormouse Mon 18-Nov-13 17:28:19

The chickens might be doable. My friends kept little bantams in their London flat. At one point they even had a tiny chick in halls of residence.

Mogz Mon 18-Nov-13 17:38:57

Aww bless her! She sounds exactly like me at that age. I remember being thrilled with sea monkeys, triops, ant farms, pet snails and butterfly rearing kits for Christmases and birthdays for a good few years. How about sponsoring a donkey or pony at a rescue, and there a some rare breed farms that do sponsorship for piggies and sheep that don't go to slaughter.

YoDiggity Mon 18-Nov-13 17:43:12

This has made me feel a little bit teary-eyed for some reason. confusedgrin

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 17:55:12

I'm thinking maybe to do her room up in the theme ? Any ideas as she spends 6 hours a day in there x

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 17:56:50

Could get a wooden fence for her room I suppose lol like against the wall like a boarder with animal behind. Get a any farm and butterflies and some plant pots with soil ?

How about a share in FordHall Farm?

TotallyBursar Mon 18-Nov-13 18:22:04

Something like this? Or more/less cartoony?

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 18:25:19

That's exactly what I meant by the gate lol smile

TotallyBursar Mon 18-Nov-13 18:33:00

I bet you can put that together quite reasonably with a bit of hunting around.
A lovely bedroom make over would be pretty exciting, as long as you leave a dedicated area for the snail/ant farm and wormery! Something to do when confined to barracks that brings outside in.

Her cookie comment made me smile, cheeky monkey, Santa needs to watch himself there!

bundaberg Mon 18-Nov-13 18:35:53

my 4yr old son wants a flock of birds

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 18-Nov-13 18:43:43

what about those fur real animals do they do those in pigs? I would be tempted to look at playmobil or similar farm sets think early learning do some nice wooden ones? when my boys were young I painted a large pieceof hardboard green and got them a farmhouse, fences, farmer and animals etc that they could set up on the board, trees too and hedges, i enjoyed playing with it as much as they did too smile it also worked for their zoo animals except we had to have lots of plastic recycling trays to act as see through enclosures some had to be filled with water for the polar bears and penguins.

kali110 Mon 18-Nov-13 18:45:37

Oh at 5 def too young for a hog! Mines a huffy thing!love her too pieces though. I get her out all the time though as shes often out in the day scoffing, thats why i picked her!
What about the snail farm?
I loved snails when i was a child.

Aww get her some land snails - I currently have six (Brixton Market rescues) - fascinating creatures, and my 7 year old loves em! smile

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 18:58:28

Ok so list to do .. look for snails ... a wooden fence ... room decorating stuff lol play farms and vehicles and then start on her twin sisters list lol is playmobile good x

Have just uploaded a picture of one of my snails for you! smile Though tbh I would get captive bred ones if they're a child's pet unless you are very strict with hand washing etc as wild caught can carry some nasties.

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 19:23:43

I can't get anything that is likely to carry anything as she is prone to infection .. also no like furry pets either xxx do u need to feed them lol x

thebody Mon 18-Nov-13 19:28:50

shovel and spade sounds a bit deadly!! grin

Yup, have to feed them smile They usually just have a varied selection of fruit and veg ... current favorite is corn on the cob. They also need a cuttle bone for shell growth ...

I wouldn't imagine captive bred snails would carry anything, though there are lots of snail sites you could ask on.

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 19:37:30

Lol the body I'm scared it's for Santa if he doesn't bring the micro pig x

sandiy Mon 18-Nov-13 19:45:25

Does she mean fur real as in fur real friends? They have some cute piggies Failing that Have you planned any trips away because pennywell farm here in Devon could provide the experiences she wants.Egg collecting goat milking lamb feeding and micro pigs It's lovely.I don t work for them by the way just have had some amazing times there.You could get here a "magic ticket" so she can have all the things she would like.Download loads of pictures links etc.Maybe do a scrap book

sandiy Mon 18-Nov-13 19:47:12

Oohh or a guinea pig I love mine they are lovely lovely animals and can live indoors.

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 19:51:57

We can't go to the farm her immune system v weak at the moment and can't have furry pets x
What the fur toy pig things ?

giraffesCantGoGuising Mon 18-Nov-13 19:52:43

A real tractor - that sounds fun

MrsOakenshield Mon 18-Nov-13 19:54:30

shovel and spade?? I am impressed that she knows the difference! (I don't. I know there is a difference, but not what it is. Different shape? Usage??)

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 19:56:42

I don't think there is a difference lol

Spades are for digging holes - they are vertical, smaller and sharp.

Shovels are for scooping up stuff like snow or manure - they are horizontal, large and wide with turned up sides.

Mummytotwox Mon 18-Nov-13 20:02:30

My daughter told me I was soo meannnn today and cried and hid away.. Because I would t buy her a real horse.

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 20:03:48

Lol Mrs thanks for that .. Don't think she's know that though but would be impressed lol

mumofbeautys Mon 18-Nov-13 20:05:21

Oh mummy between us we can open a farm lol

youarewinning Mon 18-Nov-13 20:07:08

She sounds fantastic! I bet she'd love a farm themed room - can you get farmhouse type wendyhouses - you the know the ones that pop up? Sounds like she's imagining the outside world whilst she's inside poorly and you bringing it inside will be amazing.

ThisIsBULLSHIT Mon 18-Nov-13 20:13:23

You can get her a tree! DH got one for his godson once.
And a shovel.
And some giant African land snails! (Although they breed a LOT)
And a mud pit.

And maybe a chicken if you have space!

Mummytotwox Mon 18-Nov-13 20:32:31

Let's do it ;) ha

Thing is she does go riding every week, but that costs enough as it is ATM!

UniS Mon 18-Nov-13 21:37:38

when you don't have the space for a "real tractor" these are almost as good.bruder toys
Hours of play value. things work, like loaders, tipping mechs, telescopic reach arms AND the steering ( thanks to a sun roof and and removable steering wheel on an extension ).
My DS now age 7 still plays with his bruder tractors and trailers. moving stuff around. When he was given his telehander aged 3 he treated it like a pet.
telehandler

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Tue 19-Nov-13 13:31:40
YoDiggity Tue 19-Nov-13 13:57:51

Does she need to stay indoors a lot because of her health issues? She sounds like she is craving the outdoors. sad

Can you take her somewhere where she can do 'farming' without the livestock? Do you have a balcony for growing things?

mumofbeautys Tue 19-Nov-13 14:32:29

Yo dignity at the moment yes .. both my girls have cystic fibrosis . And hers has been severe leaving other complications at the moment her immune system is weak plus she needs her oxygen x we have no balcony or garden x

Sparklymommy Tue 19-Nov-13 14:39:32

Have you considered a bonsai tree? You could make a little garden in a globe for her to tend to.

She sounds adorable and clearly adores animals and farmyards. I hope you can find a way to give her something akin to her list. Is her health always as bad as it is now or could a trip to a farm be arranged when she is feeling better?

YoDiggity Tue 19-Nov-13 14:52:29

Where do you live? In a city? Which one?

mumofbeautys Tue 19-Nov-13 15:11:51

She will eventually need a transplant x

And we live in London x

mumofbeautys Tue 19-Nov-13 22:45:10

so I have developed a list lol

playmobil farm house and shop
playmobil horse large horse farm
playmobile pig pen
playmobile horse cart and horse
couple of extra playmobile horses
playmobil animal clinic
and playmobile zoo
10 different schliech farm animals
playmobile tractor and trailor
farm wall stickers
a white fence :/ lol
a butterfly rearing kit
and ant farm
5 like big planting pots
a few other farming vehicles lol
chad valley poorly animal vet set
furreal puppy
furreal kitty
and fur real monkey

DVDS - the Pixar ultimate set
books
fish tank and fish
quilt
and stocking fillers

does that sound okay and a furby xx

p.s how expensice is playmobil im going to be skint lol

MrsFionaCharming Wed 20-Nov-13 12:13:09
StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Thu 21-Nov-13 10:16:47

playmobil is v v expensive. look for second hand sets.

Quoteunquote Thu 21-Nov-13 11:23:05

Get her a couple of hedgehog habitat boxes, they will soon move in, we have a webcam in ours so you can watch them.

Quoteunquote Thu 21-Nov-13 11:27:54

or just look up the specifications, and make your own, they are really fussy, which is why they always move in if you make the perfect box, ours are on small stilts, super insulated with two layers, and a double bendy entrance.

and they keep the garden pest free.

YoDiggity Thu 21-Nov-13 18:34:55

You can always get Playmobil on Ebay and it's so robust and indestructible, you oculd stick it in a Dettol solution to make sure no germs.

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