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To not buy my son a ps2 for Christmas on the following grounds?

(16 Posts)
Heqet Wed 16-Dec-09 18:55:36

1 - he has already had 2 at different times and he smashed them both up during meltdowns. He's autistic and at that time was VERY aggressive! However, he's far calmer now. A much more gentle boy. I don't think he would hurl one to the ground these days!

2 - he already has a wii that he never uses, a psp that he never uses and a tv (hooked up to dvd player only) that he never uses.

He, of course, thinks I am the meanest mum in the universe.

So. Am I?

whoopstheregoesmymerkin Wed 16-Dec-09 18:58:21

nope YANBU

outdoor toys all the way. How about a boxing bag thingy that hangs down and you can punch? Great fun, keep fit and channel any meltdown in the offing

DaftApeth Wed 16-Dec-09 19:01:17


Could he trade in the wii and psp to help fund the ps2?

Would he understand about doing that?

Brunettelady Wed 16-Dec-09 19:09:12

YANBU, he has plenty already.

claw3 Wed 16-Dec-09 19:15:50

What were you thinking of buying instead?

I like Daftapeth's idea.

CirrhosisByTheSea Wed 16-Dec-09 19:20:28

also agree with Daft's idea.

claw3 Wed 16-Dec-09 19:23:15

You can buy second hand ps2's for about £50 too, so a trade in of wii or psp would easily cover the cost.

Heqet Wed 16-Dec-09 20:14:44

that's a good idea, except his brother would be very upset!

I've got him a couple of new games for the wii! - thinking it might make him interested again! a home version of those really frustrating grabber games you get at the seaside arcades. a couple of dvds, some stocking fillers - that kind of stuff.

If a second hand one is only £50, I shall put it to him that he could use his own money!

Just wondered if I was being a bit tight grin

borderslass Wed 16-Dec-09 22:28:27

I got a second hand one for my son who is also asd with other problems gamestation covers you against these sort of breakages he broke his ds in half during a meltdown in the summer and they replaced it just told them he dropped it.

Geronimooooo Tue 30-Aug-16 16:08:01

just get an xbox 360 (£30 at CEX) or a PS3. much more modern

inlawsareasses Tue 30-Aug-16 16:13:10

I should hope it is more modern 7 years later 😂😂😂

sleepwhatsleep Tue 30-Aug-16 16:14:55

Geronimooooo you do realise this thread is from 2009?

ALemonyPea Tue 30-Aug-16 16:18:57


lifesalongsong Tue 30-Aug-16 16:21:00

grin I did wonder why someone would be asking about buying a PS2

Sparklingbrook Tue 30-Aug-16 16:25:06

Bizarre thread bump. confused

Geronimooooo Wed 31-Aug-16 08:32:55

The xbox and ps3 were around since 2005 but...I see your point

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