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Mehfruittea Sun 25-Dec-16 07:32:46

So DS was up at 5am begging to open presents. After making him eat breakfast first we agreed 6am. All the presents are open. He got nearly everything he asked for -some action figures, the hot wheels garage (his main present) and a baby doll.

He was very sure he wanted a doll and so we were happy to get it for him. DS is an only child. If he had a sister he would play with her dolls, so I'm happy even though I know some would be uncomfortable buying a doll for a boy.

Well, guess which toy he played with first? Once every present was open, he asked for the doll to come out of the box. Our new addition to the family is called Nigel.

So what did your DC's play with first? and were you surprised?

Artandco Sun 25-Dec-16 07:36:42

I'm the first awake here (it's 8:30am where we are), both kids and Dh still asleep, so nothing been opened yet. They will do stockings in bed when awake

Iamblossom Sun 25-Dec-16 07:38:06

Boys still asleep!! 😁

esiotrot2015 Sun 25-Dec-16 07:38:35

12 and 10 year olds favourite things in stockings are new Star Wars figures from the new films

Rest of presents to be opened after nine once breakfast is done & turkey in

PolterGooseFat Sun 25-Dec-16 07:39:08

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CannotEvenDeal Sun 25-Dec-16 07:40:09

I cannot believe my boy is not awake yet. I want to see his face when he gets his surprise PS4. He thinks he's getting it on his birthday in March fgrin

Mehfruittea Sun 25-Dec-16 07:44:33

DS fell asleep last night at 6.45pm. He usually goes at 8.30, is 5, and has NEVER slept 14hrs straight before. Typical.

Polter- Jeff fgrin

CannotEvenDeal Sun 25-Dec-16 07:47:28

Snap! My 12 yo has never slept for this long, he was in bed an our early as well. Aaaargh

Mehfruittea Sun 25-Dec-16 07:58:33

He's feeding the baby now...fwink

PeggyMitchell123 Sun 25-Dec-16 08:06:16

We only gave our ds his main present which was his Imaginext power rangers megazord and figures. He'll open some presents at his nan's later and the bulk tomorrow. Even if he did open all his presents I still think he would go for the power rangers first, he has been after it for months!

CannotEvenDeal Sun 25-Dec-16 08:07:10

Oh I love that! Ds played with his toy food set for many years and loved putting on tea parties. How fab that you got him a doll fsmile

Isadora2007 Sun 25-Dec-16 08:11:16

I can't quite get over making a child eat breakfast before presents!!! shock

Three out of four are still sleeping so we are watching Horrid Henry for 5 mins.

SimplyNigella Sun 25-Dec-16 08:19:27

Love baby Nigel! DS loves his baby and asked for a dolls house this year which he loves too.

SimplyNigella Sun 25-Dec-16 08:22:59

And I've never understood the dolls just being for girls thing. Looking after babies is done by both parents, so why shouldn't all children play at doing that?

Mehfruittea Sun 25-Dec-16 08:23:23

He's already been eyeing up a mega sized dolls house in Smyths. Think we will need to build our extension first. fgrin

PolterGooseFat Sun 25-Dec-16 08:28:02

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Heyheyheygoodbye Sun 25-Dec-16 08:31:42

Merry Christmas, Nigel fsmile

AlwaysTimeForWine Sun 25-Dec-16 08:34:40

No presents opened here yet but they've enjoyed their stockings - youngest DD loved a man with a parachute that you throw over the stairs!
We usually wait to open presents until everyone has had breakfast and is dressed and the meat is in - so will probably be 10am ish.
I can't quite get over those who let their kids rip into their presents in a frenzy when it's still dark. Delayed gratification and waiting is a good skill to learn - then we all enjoy opening our presents all together and can share the joy of seeing what each other has got. Works for us anyway!
I'm thinking their favourites will be;
DD1 - hair crimpers
DD2 - fountain pen
DD3 - remote controlled car
Merry Christmas!

WidowWadman Sun 25-Dec-16 08:35:59

Children woke at 5AM and opened their stockings, leaving us to sleep. Still playing with stocking stuff haven't even asked for main present. Had some family presents last night too, as that's how it's done in Germany.
Overall it appears to be a successful Christmas with very happy (and quiet!!!) kids.

Mehfruittea Sun 25-Dec-16 09:08:22

That's nice they let you sleep. How old are they? Looking forward to when DS is old enough to do that. He came in to our room at 5am, opened his stocking and we had breakfast in bed. His stocking had coco pops in (with other stuff!) and he was really excited. He's never had them before but it's Christmas after all, so coco pops for breakfast isn't too bad!

I'm disabled and need to take medication before moving so it's really important for us that I get the time to do that first. DS is very understanding but was bouncing off the walls with excitement! It's just us 3 so no point in waiting for opening presents, no-one to wait for. We will be off to MIL for lunch and more presents. The toy he says he wants more than anything is over there. He keeps asking about it still, so think he might actually explode when he gets it. I think that's enough deference for a 5 yr old!

Lilaclily Sun 25-Dec-16 09:11:28

Oh we always do


Then under the tree presents at coffee time

Makes the day last longer

They're stockings have good stuff in though not toothbrushes ;-)

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Sun 25-Dec-16 09:13:45

We were up at 5:45 and all opened by 6:30
14 year old loved his lego and sweetie sushi- nice to see the stripper teen paying with his lego

6year old loved his taking Pikachu I'm so glad I got it he keeps hugging it.

Both of my boy favourite toddler toys were buggies and dolls, ds2 is six now and still plays with them with his cousins

NancyJoan Sun 25-Dec-16 09:19:26

Only done stockings. DD is currently making a cord bracelet, DS sorting his new Match Attack cards. They haven't asked about tree presents yet. Am going to have a bath and then we'll see.

WidowWadman Sun 25-Dec-16 09:34:17

Meh they're 5 and 8 and we're very lucky :-)

Tomorrowillbeachicken Sun 25-Dec-16 16:43:22

Happy Christmas Nigel.
My son played with his minecraft wolf first, At volume at church.

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