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Husband isn't liking Santa's quad bike gift! 😜

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time2shine Mon 26-Dec-16 11:12:01

So Santa bought 6 year old a quad bike. It's only small, wheels not too ridiculous. Daddy won't let him go on it despite us having a great garden for it. He says it will ruin the grass. About to overpower him and go outside. Thought I'd ask if anyone has any thoughts before I churn all the grass up and have to face I told you so all day.

TheMortificadosDragon Mon 26-Dec-16 11:13:48

Did you and your DH discuss this gift beforehand?

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Mon 26-Dec-16 11:16:16

Have you got a helmet for your child I can't beg you enough to put one on him. I've dealt with too many deaths of adults and children who would have survived if they had worn one.

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Mon 26-Dec-16 11:20:54

Thats what grass seed is for!! Sod the scrooge although i really do echo the helmet as a must.

FeckinCrutches Mon 26-Dec-16 11:21:16

He must have known he was getting one?? Where was he expecting him to ride it?

GinAndOnIt Mon 26-Dec-16 11:22:22

Why not just take it to your local farmer's fields and ruin their crops instead - every other fucker seems to. <bitter>

Did you seriously not discuss the gift and where it would be used before buying it?

christmasjolity Mon 26-Dec-16 11:24:59

a toy quad bike or a real one? There is almost nowhere that you can use a real one legally except on your own land (so garden)

smellyboot Mon 26-Dec-16 11:25:52

How did he not know? An totally same re helmet. Lethal things and huge to store.

time2shine Mon 26-Dec-16 11:27:43

Got the helmet. Dh never gets involved in choosing the pressies. We seem to have an unspoken agreement that he doesn't complain what I spend but then wraps up nothing and doesn't dare to complain. This is obviously the exception.

time2shine Mon 26-Dec-16 11:29:02

its only a toy one. Think it's 12v.

christmasjolity Mon 26-Dec-16 11:29:23

As long as you have a big garden you are fine.

CheshireChat Mon 26-Dec-16 11:33:23

My PIL bought my then 1 year old a quad bike. He's now 2 and he absolutely hates the noise it makes wink.

What's the point in having a garden but not allowing your kid to play in it?!

specialsubject Mon 26-Dec-16 11:43:43

Grass is fragile at this time of year due to wet ground . accept that sometimes you have to wait.

And if it is a real quad bike, high risk of a life changing accident.

monkeyfacegrace Mon 26-Dec-16 11:45:26

Oh crikey it's only 12v, that's just a toy.

It will be fine in the garden.

TheMortificadosDragon Mon 26-Dec-16 11:46:39

What's the point in having a garden but not allowing your kid to play in it?!

If it did chew up the grass too much, it might spoil it for other games - that would be my concern. Depends how soft the lawn is at the moment - mine can barely take being walked over in parts at the moment.

IHopeYouStepOnALegoPiece Mon 26-Dec-16 11:51:25

Kids I look after have one and it's absolutely fucked the garden tbh

Nameforsaken Mon 26-Dec-16 11:53:42

Is it one of those from toysrus that go really really slow? Can't you just go on pavemebt outside house?

pipsqueak25 Mon 26-Dec-16 12:20:02

a quad bike for a yo child ? yeah, okay...confused

pipsqueak25 Mon 26-Dec-16 12:21:07

name someone is sure to complain about that.

Reality16 Mon 26-Dec-16 12:26:37

It's not really a quad bike is it? It's just a kids ride on toy like you get in toys r us.

time2shine Mon 26-Dec-16 12:43:15

Yeah, you're right. We're off. It's a kid's toy for goodness sake.

kali110 Mon 26-Dec-16 12:52:48

No do not go outside with it.
We had kids wth quads bikes near our old house, up and down the bloody road, it is not fun for the neighbours. ( and why they were not wearing helmets i don't know shock )
If you've got a big garden then do it, but dh does have a point it may ruin the garden.
If you've had any bad weather where you are and the grounds still damp/muddy it'll wreck it.

GinAndOnIt yep, our old farm too sad poor animals. I didn't know it wasn't legal to ride them though!

Reality16 Mon 26-Dec-16 13:01:58

I don't think a 6 year old with a ride on toy is going to tear up and down the road.

time2shine Mon 26-Dec-16 13:26:32

Ha ha. Thanks everyone. We've been in the garden. It's slow on the wet grass but we've had fun. Non churned up grass. A real quad bike sounds far more fun!!

chickenowner Mon 26-Dec-16 13:47:42

I think that's an absolutely ridiculous thing to buy a 6 year old.

And what kind of marriage do you have when you think it's funny to buy a present that your husband doesn't like and then destroy your lawn!

I feel very sorry for your DH. You sound very unpleasant to live with.

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