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To not accept a gift from my mum to her granddaughter

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Thinkmummy Sun 12-Jul-15 21:22:16

Ok so my mum has bought my daughter an early birthday present (it's in November). A lovely slide that also functions as other games ( football/basket ball/croquet etc) that my daughter most probably will love. .. The issue is we only have a small yard with a shed, wooden Wendy house and a motorbike there so to accept it the only place it could go is if we got rid of the v small bistro set we have. I really don't think it's practical. She bought it on eBay for £40 so cannot return it. Now due to being a carer for my step dad this is a lot of money for her to spend... shall I say we don't want it due to space or should we grin and bare it?

PS she has seen our yard but not since we bought the Wendy house

Minisoksmakehardwork Sun 12-Jul-15 21:23:26

Do they have room for it at their house? Maybe a compromise, especially if you are regular visitors.

honeyroar Sun 12-Jul-15 21:26:06

Yes, ask if it could be kept at their house.

Theselittlelightsaremine Sun 12-Jul-15 21:26:47

Can you move the motorbike into the shed with a bit of re organisation?

Thinkmummy Sun 12-Jul-15 21:31:29

Thanks for your suggestions we don't live close to them about a 2.5 mile drive away so only see them about 6 times a year we take it in turns to visit each other so would only be there 3-4 days a year... The motorbike in the shed option won't work. .. The sheds not big enough to fit it in even if empty

Sleepybunny Sun 12-Jul-15 21:35:06

2.5 miles?

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 12-Jul-15 21:36:41

2.5 miles??
I drive or walk more than that to go to he park with my dcs.

They have obviously chosen something they think your ds will love.

Can you park the motorbike in street or drive while she plays?

I think you should try and get some use, as your dm made the effort.

dementedpixie Sun 12-Jul-15 21:37:54

Is 2.5 a typo?

LongHardStare Sun 12-Jul-15 21:43:14

Have it at their house or get rid of the shed and park the motorbike on the street.

Thinkmummy Sun 12-Jul-15 21:43:22

Sorry I should have put 2.5 hour drive. We are not so lucky to have a driveway. It apparently would limit the turning circle space to get the bike parked whilst not in use

Thinkmummy Sun 12-Jul-15 21:45:22

Parking the bike on the street permanently? I don't want to risk a 4 bike getting stolen for the sake of accepting a slide .

Mamiof3 Sun 12-Jul-15 21:45:59

Can you keep your motorbike somewhere else, sounds like it's taking up quite a bit of garden space ?

Thinkmummy Sun 12-Jul-15 21:47:49

And the shed has our push bikes in but thanks for everyone's suggestions

contractor6 Sun 12-Jul-15 21:48:05

Move the bistro set, dd will get more use out of the toy?

Eversobusyeveryday Sun 12-Jul-15 21:55:07

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Aeroflotgirl Sun 12-Jul-15 23:13:28

Ever I think you got the wrong thread confused

5Foot5 Sun 12-Jul-15 23:39:27

What is a bistro set?

DonkeyOaty Sun 12-Jul-15 23:46:37

Bistro set is usually two small chairs and a wee round table, metal.

Your mum shouldn't have bought it, you haven't the space for it. But what to do...

DisappointedOne Sun 12-Jul-15 23:52:01

Tell your mum to sell it on......

CrispyFern Sun 12-Jul-15 23:54:27

Keep it at hers and for those three days your DD will have a blast!

ladymariner Sun 12-Jul-15 23:55:29

Get rid of the bistro set, in a flash. You can easily manage without it but your dd would absolutely love the slide, and I think it was really kind of your mum to buy this for her.

molyholy Mon 13-Jul-15 00:12:31

Everso wong thread I think, but very happy for you that you have a bright child grin.

OP I would get rid of the bistro set too.

raisin Mon 13-Jul-15 00:33:01

I'd ask your mum to keep it at hers, not nice to have to get rid of the only garden seating you have.

sunbathe Mon 13-Jul-15 00:34:18

Or get rid of the Wendy house - does she use it much?

Thinkmummy Mon 13-Jul-15 07:48:42

So I'm thinking I would be unreasonable not to accept it. ... . She does use her Wendy house and with her being only 2 there is lots of life in it and can be used year round. . Also she is at the age where I don't want to leave her unattended so hence the need for a chair/table outside

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