Gifts for daughters dilemma

(52 Posts)
JumpJockey Fri 22-Nov-13 12:35:27

I have 2 dds, nearly 5 and nearly 3, both of whom have their birthdays close to Christmas so this is a very current issue...

I am doing my best to avoid excessive pinkness, girly toys, being princesses etc, despite best efforts of MIL to send pink sparkly party dresses at all opportunities. Now that they're old enough to ask for what they want, there is a lot of "I would like a princess dress up set and a handbag and some more dollies".

Is it unfair of me to give them these toys, because a) I don't think they're very good for them when we could give them lego or something more neutral, and b) they play with lots of this sort of thing at nursery/ school anyway, and c) MIL will doubtless send loads of this crap sort of thing? Is it mean to refuse the toys they specifically ask for because they're blimming awful?

ErrolTheDragon Wed 27-Nov-13 15:40:33

TrucksAndDinosaurs - fabulous, perhaps you should change your name to ButterflyFairyDragon?grin

The only people that get angst over this stuff is adults. Anyone else notice kids don't give a fig and just like what they like boy or girl?

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