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Meg8 Sat 30-Mar-13 02:41:22

I am a new granny, and baby is 10 months old. My beloved late dad had a thing about Easter Eggs for kids, so I asked my daughter what egg I should buy the little lad. She was adamant - no egg. Too young. Ridiculous. Unsafe. Unhealthy. I have this dream of seeing his lovely face smeared with chocolate, but it is not to be.

Am I out of date with what mums do now? Is it such a crime for a child to have chocolate at age 10 months? Just a small piece. Will it really ruin his two teeth and his stomach for the rest of his life?


SomethingOnce Sat 30-Mar-13 11:00:05

Is this a wind up?

If not, I think there's more to this than Easter eggs. If it really is just about Easter eggs then, OP, I think you need to get a grip.

mrs2cats Sat 30-Mar-13 11:04:45

I personally would not give a chocolate egg to a 10 month old but I can understand how a new granny would want to spoil a grandchild, it's the first Easter etc etc.

I have a 10 month old niece and she'll be getting a cuddly bunny. If the parents want to give her chocolate then I think that's up to them, not me.

I agree that the Tomy eggs are great. My 2 dc had them when they were little and absolutely loved them. There are other ways to spoil baby.

Buzzardbird Sat 30-Mar-13 11:13:54

The Easter bunny needs to fulfill his destiny! Has no-one watched Hop? If you re-arrange op's name it is 8 m eg!

AgentZigzag Sat 30-Mar-13 11:19:11

We watched Hop yesterday Buzz, and I'm not getting that cuddly bun vibe from the OP tbh grin

lottieandmia Sat 30-Mar-13 11:20:43

LOL @ Custardo 'wait til a few more kids turn up' - so true!

stealthsquiggle Sat 30-Mar-13 11:24:06

LOL - try again, OP. If you are going to play both the "internationally recognised expert" and the "poor old lady who can't do Amazon" cards in the same thread, you might want to leave a slightly larger gap between them.

Get him a cuddly bunny and be done with it.

ditziness Sat 30-Mar-13 11:37:24

Early learning centre do a set of nesting eggs for a fiver that are for nine months and over, if you want to buy a thoughful wee present.

diddl Sat 30-Mar-13 11:46:13

If I'm ever lucky enough to be a granny, I guess I#ll be a bad one, as it probably wouldn't even have occurred to me to askblush

I might just have bought an egg-of which either baby and/or parents could partake.

So I think kudos for asking tbh.

But then when you ask, you do need to be prepared for an answer that you don't like!

Bearbehind Sat 30-Mar-13 12:25:23

Blimey OP, do you realise how selfish it sounds to say YOU have a dream of seeing your grandson with chocolate smeared all over his face but your daughter won't let you buy an egg.

She's his mother, it's her choice not yours. They'll be plenty more Easters when you can live your dream.

You sound like a lot of hard work, it's no wonder your granny experience hasn't lived up to your expectations.

Surely an international master of the universe expert in their field can see the irony in playing the little old lady card by not being able use Amazon (but managing perfectly well to register and post on MN) and only being able to buy things from the village shop, whilst holding down such an important job.

If you react in every day life in the way you have on here to things not going your way it's no wonder your relationship with your daughter and grandson isn't what you hoped.

I really can't see why you even felt the need to mention your work staus on here as it is in no way relevant to your OP and you don't just get respect from people outside of work just because of what you do at work and people don't have to agree with everything you say just because you are older than them.

ThedementedPenguin Sat 30-Mar-13 12:45:03

Haha this is very funny.

I actually felt sorry for the op until it turned major bitchy.

My 6 month old ds has had chocolate and is getting an Easter egg. I never refuse as its more chocolate for me smile

ThedementedPenguin Sat 30-Mar-13 12:45:25


HorraceTheOtter Sat 30-Mar-13 12:53:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JudithOfThePascha Sat 30-Mar-13 12:57:47

I think it's unlikely the OP will return, but just in case - Meg, you are going to face far bigger issues over your years as a granny than an Easter egg. Re-read the posts you've written on this thread and try to take a step back to see them from other people's perspective. I'm sure you are a very caring granny, but you really don't seem to have considered your daughter's feelings at all and really do come across as incredibly selfish. I'm afraid Easter is not purely for the benefit of Granny's realising their dream of grandchildren covered in chocolate and your daughter did not have a child purely so you could do whatever you wanted as a Granny. If you want your daughter and her family to WANT you around and enjoy being with you, then I suggest you adopt a less selfish approach and consider how she feels knowing you are having a rather childish strop about an Easter egg.

Finally, and this really is rather important if you want to continue using MN, you didn't ask for help, you posted in "Am I Being Unreasonable?" Some posters have said you are not being unreasonable, so you may choose to only consider their views, as many who post in AIBU do, but unfortunately for you, many posters have said you ARE being unreasonable. This is the risk you run when you ask people if you are being unreasonable, I'm afraid. If you want 'help', then I suggest posting in Chat and actually defining what 'help' you need. In this case, perhaps developing a better relationship with your daughter?

midastouch Sat 30-Mar-13 12:58:15

i brought my DD 11 months an easter egg but she will have a few buttons from it and DS and myself will eat the actual egg.

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