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Present from SIL for 6yo DTSs is a bath towel each!

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ItIsHowItIs Fri 20-Dec-13 17:17:49

Its both hilarious and annoying! What are they going to think?

Pancakeflipper Fri 20-Dec-13 17:18:57

I got my DC bath towels - had dinosaurs on. They were impressed.

Vivacia Fri 20-Dec-13 17:20:03

Are they children's towels?

Sil bought my girls towels each at about that age. They absolutely loved them.

newlark Fri 20-Dec-13 17:20:43

My children were given bath towels (with their names embroidered on) by a friend - they loved them.

formerbabe Fri 20-Dec-13 17:21:12

At least its useful.

Lulabellarama Fri 20-Dec-13 17:21:23

God you sound horribly ungrateful.

Megglevache Fri 20-Dec-13 17:21:25

I think its great....erm....why is it annoying..?

I speak as the recipient of a bottle of vagisil once....oh yes....thank you mother in chuff is neither sensitive, itchy nor stale....meh.

insancerre Fri 20-Dec-13 17:21:58

why is it annoying?
somebody has bought them a gift
sounds like you have your own agenda

SatinSandals Fri 20-Dec-13 17:22:41

I would be quite happy with it.

DaddyPigsMistress Fri 20-Dec-13 17:23:12


God i love my mil she buys me books and booze

jammiedonut Fri 20-Dec-13 17:23:32

Why is it hilarious/ annoying? They're six, surely they don't care about gifts that early? At least it's something.

specialmagiclady Fri 20-Dec-13 17:23:35

Are they ordinary white ones or in some way "cool"? My kids would rather like them if they were, say, Angry Birds or something, or indeed completely vast and snuggly.

I bet you can sell it to them, "it will be like aunty is giving you a cuddle every bath time" or some such.

Are you expecting the DTs to think they're crap because they would like big lumps of expensive plastic? Nothing wrong with a present being a little bit practical. If, however, they are plain self-coloured normal towels then YANBU.

oddslippers Fri 20-Dec-13 17:23:42

I got a towel as a gift when I was seven, I think it is possibly the only childhood gift I still have and use. I'm now 34 grin

oddslippers Fri 20-Dec-13 17:24:31

I got a towel as a gift when I was seven, I think it is possibly the only childhood gift I still have and use. I'm now 34 grin

youmakemydreams Fri 20-Dec-13 17:25:51

I got my own towel at 9 used it into adulthood when it fell apart.
My dc have been given a few towels. Some character some just a nice colour. They love having their own towels.

Earningsthread Fri 20-Dec-13 17:26:15

Gosh I bought towels for my nieces - with their names embroidered on them. sad

TheMuppetsSingChristmas Fri 20-Dec-13 17:26:20

Similar to the others, my kids would love them if they were of popular characters etc. They use them as blankets on their beds sometimes too, or to sit with on the sofa like a snuggle blanket. If they are plain block colours, not so much though!

Bambamb Fri 20-Dec-13 17:27:19

My MIL has given me antibacterial dishcloths for Christmas. Twice.

MissBeehiving Fri 20-Dec-13 17:27:22

How thoughtful grin

MIL bought DS2(4) a Met Police mug grin confused

JoinYourPlayfellows Fri 20-Dec-13 17:28:00

What's wrong with bath towels? confused

New towels are lovely and soft and fluffy and they will love having their own towels.

They can have a lovely bath on Christmas night and if you warm their towels up, they'll so so snug and toasty for them.

God, I wish someone had bought me a new bath towel envy

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Fri 20-Dec-13 17:28:01

Every hoopy frood should know where their towel is. Be thankful.

Megglevache Fri 20-Dec-13 17:28:04 MIL is the stuff of MN legend....vile!

Yika Fri 20-Dec-13 17:28:20

I think a towel is a lovely gift! Not so much for a yoing child if it's completely plain but if it's distinctively theirs, they will enjoy using it.

FiveStarHadItComing Fri 20-Dec-13 17:29:03

' hilarious and annoying', oh no, don't say that.

I have bought DD, also 6, a big bath towel. She saw it a few weeks ago while shopping with me and thought it was big and soft and pretty 'luuuvvverly mummy, just luuuuvvverly'. She asked for it for Christmas.

They'll probably really like them.

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