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pictish Mon 12-Nov-12 14:08:58

Not buy dd her heart's desire for Christmas?

She wants a Minnie Mouse toy. She is 3 - will be 4 in February.

Now - she only wants one because her little friend is a Minnie obsessive. She (the friend) has Minnie clothes, Minnie toys, Minnie bedroom, Minnie this Minnie that....and in particular, a Minnie plush toy that dd jealously covets whenever we visit their house.

I dislike most things Disney - it would be a cold day in Hell before I would shell out for a trip to Disneyland (Paris OR Florida). We don't even have the Disney dd's knowledge of Minnie Mouse is simply through her wee pal.

Of all the things Disney - the biggest turn off is Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They're ugly and irritating, and represent all the things about Disney I balk at. The merchandising, the American-ness of it all. Tasteless, brash and tacky is how I find it and them.

Now - I don't expect everyone to agree with that, but that is how I feel. We all have our particular dislikes, and things we won't cave in about, and Disney is mine. A handful of DVDs is one thing - the merchandising quite another.

I don't want to buy her a Minnie Mouse - she will take it everywhere and it will annoy the fuck out of me. Dh says no way, as he hates Disney too.


I am popping out to take ds2 to his swimming lesson, so I will expect to come back to a bunch of replies telling me how awful I am. grin

Oh - and should add - ds2 (who is a year older than dd) has now started saying he wants a Mickey Mouse, as they always like to have the same stuff. I am appalled!

Mrsjay Mon 12-Nov-12 16:54:06

alternatively it will become her ultimate toy that she kerps in her bed even in her teenage years!

Like dd2 10 yr old and a bit tattered lilo from lilo and snitch grin

My 19 yr old is a sensible mature young woman but goes a bit giddy and mushy when the lion king is mentioned and apparently dd who is a bit of an ice queen started sobbing when she saw the musical

pictish Mon 12-Nov-12 16:54:25

Yes tis ok 5mad I know you were kidding! wink

And I'm a hypocrite too, because we do have Jessie from Toy Story and she is very very loved, and ds2 is desperate for Woody for his birthday (which I will buy for him) - but I'm lalalalalaing over them because I don't mind Toy Story so's one of the better offerings from Disney.


I really do hate those fucking mice!!!

LynetteScavo Mon 12-Nov-12 16:54:43

So there are people out there who, like me don't like Disney?

I thought it was just me!

(And I used to really, really like Disney when I was about 20. --I even had a pair of mickey mouse leggings--) But funnily enough I'm over it know.

OP, YANBU, but if you are anything like my you will have Disney Guilt if you don't buy it. confused

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:56:14

Children don't think the same as adults, i don't think a few disney things are going to harm a young child's mind.

quite liked brave, as Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom and follows her own path smile

pictish Mon 12-Nov-12 16:56:48

How would you all feel if your dc wanted a great big fuck off Barney the dinosaur eh?? Eh??? grin

5madthings Mon 12-Nov-12 16:58:05

Same as me dont like disney but can cope with buzx etc but i wouldnt want a fucking minnie mouse either.

What about letting her go a bear and choose a cuddly and clothes? Do.they do a cuddly mouse?

You will end up buying minnie tho, you know it as i do, just her face will light up when she opens it smile

Mrsjay Mon 12-Nov-12 16:58:06

I really do hate those fucking mice!!!

so it is just the mice then well never ever go to a Disney they are over 6ft a 6ft mouse you would probably punch her grin

Mrsjay Mon 12-Nov-12 16:58:59

How would you all feel if your dc wanted a great big fuck off Barney the dinosaur eh?

Bastard Dinasaur 'I love you you love me' fuck off barney <barney rage>

ouryve Mon 12-Nov-12 16:59:52

YANBU, but your DD may not agree with me.

pictish Mon 12-Nov-12 17:00:17

Just to add - I did NOT buy Jessie - it was fil. I'm only buying ds2 a Woody because dd has the Jessie, and I know he is desperate and they will play with them endlessly. Ds2 did get a Buzz, but he broke pretty quickly and is no use for carrying around, being so big and hard and bulky. Jessie and Woody are ragdolls and far more playable with.

I'd rather fil had not bought Jessie, but he did and that's that. I certainly wouldn't be so arsey about it as to moan about a gift!

SoleSource Mon 12-Nov-12 17:01:25

Another anti-American thread.

Racist much?

LynetteScavo Mon 12-Nov-12 17:01:35

DS2 had a massive fuck off Clifford. He took it everywhere. I was too knackered to fight him over it. Oh how they must have loved me on the first day of nursery. hmm

stinkinseamonkey Mon 12-Nov-12 17:02:06

"quite liked brave, as Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom and follows her own path"

and the matching merchandise is all about her looking her best hmm

HoneyDragon Mon 12-Nov-12 17:03:48

eh? How are the people who don't like disney racist? confused

stinkinseamonkey Mon 12-Nov-12 17:04:25

OP your child is 3, she'll like whatever shiney new thing father christmas brings her! she will still have a fabulous christmas if you don't buy the mouse, you won't be ruining christmas or stabbing santa in the eye on front of her by not doing it, THAT sentiment on here is bonkers!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 17:05:20

Americans aren't a race.

stinkinseamonkey Mon 12-Nov-12 17:06:35

sole actually it is the racism within the disney corperation that factors into why so many people hate disney! Their workers call disneyland mouschwitz!

5madthings Mon 12-Nov-12 17:07:23

Racist?! so not liking the ethics of a company and the way they portay females and the steretypes they portray makes yoi racist?!! hmm

My boys have massive big bear? Thats disney, bought by relatives and an elephant that is bigger than dd! Wtf the relatives expect us to do with cuddlies that big i will never know.

Mrsjay Mon 12-Nov-12 17:09:12

Another anti-American thread.

Racist much?

eh did i miss something confused

pictish Mon 12-Nov-12 17:09:22

Another anti-American thread.

Racist much?

Hahahahaaahahahaahahaaaaaa!!!!! grin grin grin

So...if you don't like Disney, you're a racist??!!

Hahahaaahahaahahaaaaahahahaaa!!! PMSL!!! grin

Heard it all now! This site never fails to amaze and amuse.

StrawberrytallCAKE Mon 12-Nov-12 17:10:13

Blah. Yabu.

There is not much more innocent than Mickey and Minnie but then I love Disney and grew up loving it. Dd loves it too but if she didn't I would happily indulge her in whatever she decided she liked (age appropriate of course). You are only a child once.

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 12-Nov-12 17:10:48

but this is quite gender neutral, i don't see things as boys and girls toys.....if DS wants fairy wand and a tutu and DD wants fireman sam they can have it

DameMargotFountain Mon 12-Nov-12 17:11:02

if anything i'd say it was cartoonist grin

5madthings Mon 12-Nov-12 17:13:52

Surely its mouse-ist if anything?! grin

Mrsjay Mon 12-Nov-12 17:15:04

yes it is mousist grin pictish how do you feel about goofy cos nobody really knows what he is

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