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TheLadyEvenstar Tue 16-Nov-10 12:14:23

Buy DS1 toys - as in figures and playsets.

DP says he is too old for them but I know he will enjoy playing with them.

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 16-Nov-10 12:15:01

i mean such as pirates of the caribbean playsets and lego

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Tue 16-Nov-10 12:15:36

How old is he?

DS is 10, and is after some more Playmobil for Christmas. He spends hours playing with his cars, too (we have the World's Largest Collection).

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Tue 16-Nov-10 12:16:49

What is he 11 or 12?
I think if he will happily play with them then get them for him he is still young enough to play with dh still plays with wrestling figures hmm he does play with dss though but that is a total excuse.

Anyway you could come from the angle (after a quick nosey at your profile) you have a younger ds to keep them for as well so it is not a waste if he decided fairly quickly that he has outgrown them.

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 16-Nov-10 12:16:51

He is 12 but enjoys his lego and themed playsets.

Dr who
Harry Potter etc

BellBookandCandle Tue 16-Nov-10 12:17:43

how old is he?

Not sure if that makes a difference as you know your child and know what he likes. Playsets are good for using the imagination and my 20 year old loves playing with his 8 year old sisters lego (which is actually his passed down)

However, variety in the type of toys a child has is good and will encourage them to play and learn new/different things.

c0rns1lk Tue 16-Nov-10 12:19:03

course it is!

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 16-Nov-10 12:19:07

HAHA INEED, I remember DS1's sperm donor father wanting a train set for his birthday - "to play with DS with it" hmm ok thats why it had to be bought before DS1 was even born!!! - 8 weeks before!

StrawberryDawn Tue 16-Nov-10 12:22:14

Depends - are you buying these things instead of other things he's asking for - electronics/video games/books etc? If so, maybe there's some room for compromise?

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Tue 16-Nov-10 12:22:43

Thing is, in a year's time the chances are that your ds will have a fit of the puberties and refuse to admit liking all that stuff. He will spend his time in his room listening to The Smiths and writing dreadful poetry (or whatever the young people do these days wink )

In the meantime though, he'll have had many hours pleasure from the playsets. Stop giving them to him when he wants you to stop giving them to him, let him grow up in his own time.

Ormirian Tue 16-Nov-10 12:23:08

DS1 is 13. He bought some Halo Lego a few weeks back grin

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 16-Nov-10 12:25:14

I am also buying him a psp and some games, guitar hero for his ps2 and possibly a laptop for homework...but thats a huge possibly!
Along with clothes and new trainers

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Tue 16-Nov-10 12:26:20

Although as Strawberry says, if it's instead of other things he's covetting (like a Walkman an MP3 player - see I'm not entirely stuck in the 80s!) then maybe it's time to (sniff) move on.

StrawberryDawn Tue 16-Nov-10 12:30:29

In that case Lady, YANBU. It'll give him something else to do when you're driven mad by Guitar Hero and have to haul him off it for a bit of peace and quiet.

2shoes Tue 16-Nov-10 12:31:48

if he wants them

mrspear Tue 16-Nov-10 12:33:22

I bought DH a lego kit for his stocking - he loves playing with DS's megabricks so i thought it would be nice to have his own wink

narkypuffin Tue 16-Nov-10 12:37:47

DH would happily play with lego for hours and he's 37.

StrawberryDawn Tue 16-Nov-10 12:38:14

When I was growing up, I was always thrilled when my younger brother (by five years) was given a big lego set for a gift as I could "help" him contruct it. Of course I would have never dreamed of asking for such a childish gift myself.

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 16-Nov-10 12:43:20

ok thanks ladies.

I knew I was right of course!!

now to find something for DS2 who is so used to ignoring his own toys and playing with DS1's that I am stuck

PurpleKate Tue 16-Nov-10 12:53:49

i'm 49 and I love Lego, so does DH. In fact I secretly by dd some so I can help too. Luckily she's quite happy with this arrangement!

PurpleKate Tue 16-Nov-10 12:54:51

Oops, buy not by!

badfairy Tue 16-Nov-10 12:55:35

Buy him the lego.....I still love it and I'm 42! smile

bruffin Tue 16-Nov-10 12:57:01

DS is 15 and this is the first year he is not getting a bioniclesad

NetworkGuy Wed 17-Nov-10 07:42:08

Thanks for that, bruffin - just had to get educated on what "bionicle" is ...

TheLadyEvenstar Wed 17-Nov-10 13:26:43

NWG and is it something you now need wink

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