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Over a present my DD got

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Paganmolloy Sat 10-Sep-11 12:26:45

A chocolate fountain! For an 8 year old!

crazynanna Sat 10-Sep-11 12:28:11

Yes,totally unsuitable,and I strongly advice you send it to me post haste for immediate disposal grin

MrsFruitcake Sat 10-Sep-11 12:28:17

God, my almost 8 year old would be in seventh heaven. It would go straight into the back of the cupboard though.

Takitezee Sat 10-Sep-11 12:28:47

It's hard to know whether you are being unreasonable when you don't state your feelings on the present. confused

Mine would have loved that at 8.

Cavvie Sat 10-Sep-11 12:29:48

Send it to me, I'll get rid of it for you.

Sirzy Sat 10-Sep-11 12:30:03

I would have loved it at 8, or now for that matter!

killercat Sat 10-Sep-11 12:30:36

Completely UR. I actually bought my DD a catering quality one one Christmas and wrapped it up, along with separate packets of marshmallows, stick, napkins, biscuits and chocolate... We had it one day over Christmas (Prob New Year as we had loads of guests).

It was fabulous. Makes a great treat of a pudding when you have a party or family gathering.

Think we've used it four or five times over the last couple of years. You've just reminded me I could plan and do it for her 9th birthday which is coming up.

Paganmolloy Sat 10-Sep-11 12:32:15

She thinks it's the best ever grin
She had her party and some of her friends (well their mums obviously) clubbed together and got her it. What gobsmacks me is that these are her closest pals and I'm good pals with 2 of the mums who I thought knew better. At least knew me better (OK I know it's not for me). Worst bit is these 2 mums had already asked me what DD would like before the clubbing together bit had been organised (by a different mum) and I'd suggested books or vouchers or arty/crafty stuff.

OryxCrake Sat 10-Sep-11 12:33:43

Gorgeous present! My DS got one of these when he was a couple of years older than your DD. We used it on his actual birthday with lots of fruit, marshmallows and biscuits for dipping. We've only used it a couple of times since but it's a fantastic treat and everyone loves it.

HoneyPablo Sat 10-Sep-11 12:34:07

What gobsmacks me is that these are her closest pals and I'm good pals with 2 of the mums who I thought knew better. At least knew me better
So, they think you are a chav and you are offended?
grin grin

Paganmolloy Sat 10-Sep-11 12:36:52

Takitezee. I thought it was a rubbish present. There, said it! Something you'd only do on special occasions else your kid's teeth would rot and something for which the novelty value wears off very soon. It was very expensive (IMO) and will probably sit at the back of the cupboard until Xmas. And you have to mix vegetable oil with the chocolate to make it work - barf!!

Anniegetyourgun Sat 10-Sep-11 12:37:59

Hah, if some mum had told me her daughter should be given all worthy stuff, I'd have thought "there's a child who really needs a chocolate fountain in her life". Because clearly you've got the virtuous stuff sewn up so she won't be culturally deprived. (Unless your DD is diabetic, in which case "gobsmacked" would hardly describe it.)

Paganmolloy Sat 10-Sep-11 12:38:01

Ha ha Honeypablo grin. Perhaps that's it!!!

eaglewings Sat 10-Sep-11 12:48:21

If they wanted to give tokens they wouldn't need to club together. Books ditto.

They wanted to give HER a present SHE would like. Sounds as if they succeeded as long as you let her use it

Paganmolloy Sat 10-Sep-11 12:48:54

Well perhaps I do sound like I've got my head up my butt grin.

Takitezee Sat 10-Sep-11 12:51:59

I think it's a lovely present if you're buying it for your own child but I wouldn't buy it for anyone else. I always think very carefully about buying anything very messy or noisy.

baguettecut Sat 10-Sep-11 12:54:33

Soooo, they bought your daughter what they thought she would like, instead of what you'd like?

Sack 'em off, the inconsiderate oafs.

baguettecut Sat 10-Sep-11 12:57:13

I hear they have the Chocolate Coin Maker lined up for her Christmas pressie.

Jacinda Sat 10-Sep-11 13:16:35

Add light olive oil to the chocolate and use it with loads of fruit and oatcakes and hey presto - a very healthy pudding.

Takitezee Sat 10-Sep-11 13:18:55

I buy a tub of chocolate sauce from Asda. It's cheaper and less hassle too.

Catsmamma Sat 10-Sep-11 13:23:46

i think "very healthy" is stretching it a little Jacinda!

It'll be the present she remembers! Someone once bought me a massive box of Terry's All Gold, I'd have been about 7 I suppose, I have no recollection at all of any other present from that birthday, but the thrill of that box of chocolates is burned into my mind! :D

Catsmamma Sat 10-Sep-11 13:25:46

oh and forgot to say, frozen fruit is brilliant for chocolate fountains, frozen rasps and hot chocolate! YUM!

ChippingIn Sat 10-Sep-11 13:34:28

she thinks it's the best ever grin

Any chance you are a tad jealous she likes their present better than yours?

It's her present not yours & it's a chocolate fountain not a tattoo FGS

queenmaeve Sat 10-Sep-11 13:39:29

I think its a lovely present. We use ours at birthday parties or for a special treat. I brought it into school once at the end of term. The pupils went mad and talked about it for ages. Imo children need fun and silly things once in a while, does them the world of good. So yabu

tethersend Sat 10-Sep-11 13:39:57

Unless the chocolate needs mixing with pure rum, YABU.


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