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to think that DH should let DS have some choice in what he buys for him for father's day

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Choufleur Mon 06-Jun-11 18:55:09

not just puts something up on ebay and says he wants that. DS doesn't even know what it is so can't see the point in buying it.

katvond Mon 06-Jun-11 18:56:30

Is that your dilemma?
How olds yours DS?

justpaddling Mon 06-Jun-11 18:56:55

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Choufleur Mon 06-Jun-11 18:57:06

DS is 5 and DH wants a new fishing reel

Choufleur Mon 06-Jun-11 18:57:56

I wanted to take DS shopping to get something.

diabolo Mon 06-Jun-11 18:58:15

Nothing to do with the OP - but my (then) 8 year old DS bought me the Jurassic Park Trilogy on DVD one Mothers Day! confused

VivaLeBeaver Mon 06-Jun-11 18:58:18

I think your DH is missing the point of Father's day. Its not his birthday.

worraliberty Mon 06-Jun-11 18:58:54

How can a 5yr old afford a fishing reel?

mrsdonkeybucket Mon 06-Jun-11 18:59:49

Agree with Viva.

Choufleur Mon 06-Jun-11 19:00:07

He can't afford. I would obviously have to pay. Although saying that DS does have far more money in the bank than me.

LeoTheLateBloomer Mon 06-Jun-11 19:01:14

I'm with Viva too.

Do you choose your present for Mothering Sunday? hmm

WhoAteMySnickers Mon 06-Jun-11 19:01:26

I'd completely ignore what your DH wants and buy something your DS chooses. I adore the random gifts my DS chooses!

katvond Mon 06-Jun-11 19:02:29

Let you DS buy his dad what he wants to buy. My DD will buy daddy a family guy DVD that he wants plus make him something at school.

Choufleur Mon 06-Jun-11 19:02:37

No I got a book and a large bar of chocolate for mother days, which DH bought as he apparently didn't have time to take DS shopping

justpaddling Mon 06-Jun-11 19:02:37

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Flisspaps Mon 06-Jun-11 19:12:23

I'd ignore DH's little 'suggestion' and get him a token present right back. Let him buy his own sodding fishing reel.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Mon 06-Jun-11 19:12:54

The acid test is what did you get for Mother's Day?

If it wasn't something specifically chosen by you, then there's no reason why your DH should expect to be treated any differently.

Take your DS to a shop of your choice so that he can choose a gift, or to the nearest £ shop and tell him he can choose any 2 or 3 items to give to his daddy on Father's Day.

Tell your DH that it is the thought that counts. and that if he can't get his brain around that concept he'll be setting a bad example to his ds.

Choufleur Mon 06-Jun-11 19:23:58

DH is in a foul mood as he has an exam tomorrow and apparently I didn't tell him about the 'rules' surrounding mothers' and fathers' days. He gone off in a strop to take the dog for a walk now.

At least I get an hour's peace and quiet.

mollymole Mon 06-Jun-11 19:25:11

a fishing reel !!!
when my DS was 5 he bought a packet of sweets or fruit and helped bake a cake

Choufleur Mon 06-Jun-11 19:26:33

DS wants to buy him some star wars lego so that they can play together.

Flisspaps Mon 06-Jun-11 19:27:37

DS is a wise young man.

justpaddling Mon 06-Jun-11 19:29:25

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MissPenteuth Mon 06-Jun-11 19:30:04

I think your DS' idea sounds very sweet. My DH would love it if DD bought him Star Wars Lego for Father's Day grin She's only 15mo though, so she's bought him some chocolate that was on offer in Tesco.

MumblingRagDoll Mon 06-Jun-11 19:31:08

Tell DH that DS is looking forward to choosing...and DH can buy his own effing reel.

How odd of him.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 06-Jun-11 19:33:33

Starwars Lego sounds brill.

DD has got DH this wind up bug. Sure he'll be thrilled!

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