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To think this is vile

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Ispywith Thu 15-Nov-12 18:18:47

To get a child of 7 for Christmas their own Xbox, tv & DVD player bla bla bla. Saw it on thread about what people are getting their kids got Christmas. Is it me or is this madness?

BeerTricksPott3r Thu 15-Nov-12 19:00:12

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RudolphUcker Thu 15-Nov-12 19:00:26

Oh fuck, am I?

Well you're VULGAR. And TAWDRY.

PickledFanjoCat Thu 15-Nov-12 19:00:27

Wasaaaaaaahaaaaaaa grin

Ispywith Thu 15-Nov-12 19:01:23

Now this is why I love mumsnet!! Fecking hillairous grin

BeerTricksPott3r Thu 15-Nov-12 19:02:28

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TiredBooyhoo Thu 15-Nov-12 19:02:30

grin @ worra!! actually did lol. <hates typing that but it's true. i did>

TiredBooyhoo Thu 15-Nov-12 19:03:26

TAWDRY? shock

that doesn't begin with V. i thought we were doing V? confused

WorraLiberty Thu 15-Nov-12 19:03:35


Viviennemary Thu 15-Nov-12 19:04:49

Can't see why it's vile. It's a bit over the top for age 7 and then problems of what to buy next birthday and Christmas because they've got everything.

RudolphUcker Thu 15-Nov-12 19:05:22

I ran out of V. I'm throwing it wiiiiiide open now.


KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Thu 15-Nov-12 19:05:40

Vulgar grin.

I'll be going away in the new year. I'm going to be riding to my luxury hotel on a poor person's back, cos I can afford it.

Fuck the rest of you lentil weavers.

TiredBooyhoo Thu 15-Nov-12 19:06:14

ds wants to know why i'm still laughing. ermm....

he's getting pissed off now. grin

valiumredhead Thu 15-Nov-12 19:07:09

Over the top ????? <frothes!>

valiumredhead Thu 15-Nov-12 19:07:22

<can't spell>

Ispywith Thu 15-Nov-12 19:07:24

Ummmm.......hilarious at people getting so shitty! Was only a view, & yep Most people think I am unreasonable - fair enough. Yes vile was too strong like I said much earlier. But still think WAY OTT for a 7 year old

TiredBooyhoo Thu 15-Nov-12 19:07:42

grin @ shabby! <looks at own attire> <stops grining>

SparkyTGD Thu 15-Nov-12 19:07:56

Mine will get a goat, an african one, not one for himself obviously grin

And a piece of tinned clementine in a soggy stocking, no, maybe just an old sock.

And he'll be thankful

Children these days...

valiumredhead Thu 15-Nov-12 19:08:49

Where I live every kids has a console - I can't think of anyone I know without one and they are a lot younger than 7.

But then perhaps I live in a vulgar area?

Aspiemum2 Thu 15-Nov-12 19:08:54

Haha worra! Every pair of ds's pj's have holes in the crotch ... I've stopped asking <shudder>

OwlLady Thu 15-Nov-12 19:09:04

youcan get goats from the rspca for very little donation if ou want to seem generous
and have a balcony obviously

think yours are a bit young for all that gadgety stuff , we resisted until around 13 for stuff in their own rooms but as someone said *OP some people (like me) don't allow gifts at any other time except Christmas and birthdays.
So the DC do get a bit spoilt because of this.* we don't buy them much except clothes and stuff that's needed except for B'day and xmas so i do go mad at xmas since we both work and can afford it. this year DS's (16 and 20) are getting their own laptops each and other stuff that will probably add up to around £800 - £1000 each, including the cash gift they asked for. they have no idea they are getting this and will be very emotional and grateful. They know the value of money and both earn their spends. I like spoiling them while we can, while we both have jobs and while they both are still at home with us.

Mousefunk Thu 15-Nov-12 19:09:51

Vile.. They're hardly abusing or neglecting their kids, that's vile.

Its excessive and unnecessary yes but not vile.

Even if I had the money I wouldn't buy that, 7 is too young imo.

WorraLiberty Thu 15-Nov-12 19:11:21

I'm getting my ex a petrol soaked mustache

Just so I can see his face light up...

TiredBooyhoo Thu 15-Nov-12 19:13:24

oh worra STOP!!! grin

ds is going to explode!

valiumredhead Thu 15-Nov-12 19:14:53

Spoiling is not about how much you spend at Christmas - spoiling is poor parenting.

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