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To buy my 4 yr old something i think is nice rather than what she asks for

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hellokittyrocks Wed 26-Sep-12 18:25:37

Just wondered getting her some bits she has asked for

Sirzy Wed 26-Sep-12 18:30:41

Depends are they things she REALLY wants? Are they appropriate things? And does she like your alternatives?

jkklpu Wed 26-Sep-12 18:32:24

and whether the things she really wants are awful, in your view

coldcupoftea Wed 26-Sep-12 18:33:02

Totally depends what it is, need more info

SecretNutellaFix Wed 26-Sep-12 18:41:11

Need a bit more info than that.

If what she wants is likely to break as soon as she looks at it, then no not unreasonable.
Likewise if it's a bit too "old" for her.

halcyondays Wed 26-Sep-12 18:41:26

Depends what it is?

ilovedjasondonovan Wed 26-Sep-12 18:50:05

From experience I'd get her what she wants, if its within bugdet.

I didn't listen to my 5 yr old last year and got her something I thought she'd really like. Its barely been played with.

I learned my lesson the hard way, she's getting her choice this year.

AhCmonSeriouslyNow Wed 26-Sep-12 18:56:11

Is this about clothes?
For my 4 year old, I am happy to buy her what she asks for within reason (I mean, not just if she asks for something when we pass a shop but if we are looking to buy clothes and she chooses a particular thing).

If something isn't too expensive and I don't hate it and it's suitable for everyday wear, then it's fine by me.
She wasn't picky about what she wore until she was very nearly 4 so I figure I got a fair bit of dressing her up and most of what she likes, I like too.
Also, did you ask her what she'd like and she suggested something or did she just request something and you'd rather buy a different thing? I think that makes a difference too. But, overall, if it's just a question of what you think is nice vs. what she wants and there are no issues (unsuitability/too expensive) with what she wants, get her what she wants!

So, short answer, I think you are best buying what she likes and, while it's not unreasonable to want to get her something "nice" it is unreasonable to think that just 'cause you think it's nice, she will too!

sookiesookie Wed 26-Sep-12 18:58:10

Depends on what it is she wants and what it is you want to get her.

At four I let dd have some input into what certain things to a certain degree.

hellokittyrocks Wed 26-Sep-12 19:01:25

i want to buy her the elc rosebud wildlife park
she wants the elc fairy wonderland foam set

she has asked for elc rosebud treehouse which i am getting

sookiesookie Wed 26-Sep-12 19:17:03

As its a toy I would go for her choice, personally.

GoldShip Wed 26-Sep-12 19:19:18

With something as simple as what you've just said just get what she wants!

I thought she'd asked for something shite like a pet rock and you wanted to get her a doll...

AhCmonSeriouslyNow Wed 26-Sep-12 19:19:41

Yep, unless your objections are to do with practical or financial matters, I'd go with what she has asked for!

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Wed 26-Sep-12 19:19:56

Get both.

hellokittyrocks Wed 26-Sep-12 20:55:36

Cheers ladies
Rosebud zoo is abit big and she already has hospital
Both items were same price
Will get fairy wonderland does look cute

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