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To ask ex's family to stop buying DS stuff?

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CaptainRodgers Tue 26-Jul-16 22:18:44

My ex has a lot of siblings and DS is the only child in the family. DS (3) is (and always has been) spoilt by them but I feel like it is getting ridiculous now.

He has so much stuff anyway but to make matters worse they are spending £££ on clothes that he grows out of in five minuets and £££ on toys that just aren't appropriate for his age. This is on top of the vast amount of stuff that is age appropriate.

He has a very small 'room' there so a lot of stuff ends up being stored in his room here and it is getting to the stage where there is no space to move.

Have been dropping hints to ex (he's not been well so have not wanted to push it) but he has been dropped off tonight with a huge Lego set, a new build a bear, 3 new books and a pair of expensive ninja turtle shoes. I don't want to sound like a cow but seriously!

WIBU to say to ex no more stuff is coming in my house?

Becles Tue 26-Jul-16 22:40:39

Save the good stuff for regifting you're about to hit the party circuit. If it's really good shove in a cupboard and give to him for Christmas.

EBay or donate to a charity especially refugees the stuff he's over grown

take pictures of him playing with stuff and say thank you to the givers

ask if they want copied into the email you circulate round his birthday and Christmas to help give an idea what he's into

Suggest things like a subscription to an animal charity that sends regular updates or not to taxing afternoons they can take him to.

Be grateful that he's obviously loved and cared for.

Tell ex to work with you about storing age appropriate gifts and stuff currently in use

Missgraeme Wed 27-Jul-16 20:37:19

Not being rude but be grateful. . My mil for her one and only gc- got him a horse off free cycle that clearly had mange - when he was born! And nothing since. He is 2 soon.Maybe find a refugee charity or a women's refuge for a few things and try for an exchange on others.

VimFuego101 Wed 27-Jul-16 20:40:31

Keep sending it back to ex's. Let him bring it home initially (I can imagine he'll be upset if he can't bring home a new toy that he's just been given) and then send it back to ex when the novelty wears off.

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