My 9 yr old son has asked for My Little Pony toys for Christmas.
I don't have a problem with this. He has always been 'unique' and I wasn't shocked or disgusted or anything negative when he told me. He wants it to be kept secret, and to play with them only when no-one else is here and to keep them in my room in case someone finds them and he gets teased.
My problem is - his father will go mad! He will be so against it...he lives in the US so doesn't need to know, but I will feel deceitful if I DON'T tell him, but then am I betraying my son if I do? Does anyone else REALLY need to know?! Can't find my moral compass on this one...
I don't think it concerns anybody else. I would buy them for DS , my ds had them when he was 7 but they lived in the bathroom, he played with them in the bath only. He could have played with the anytime but he decided to have them as a bath toy.
Sometimes you have to lose the moral compass, thats just life. Let him have them.
so do you list absolutely every, single little thing, your son gets to your dp/ex? (sorry you don't say which) surely a my little pony, will be one, small, cheap toy in a day full of presents, so you really don't need to tell him. You obviously think it's a problem as well though, or you wouldn't be worried about this. IMO, it's not. it's a plastic horse with long hair... so what! If it makes your son happy, then you should be happy.
Thanks ladies...although I am surprised by the bluntness of some of these replies :-) It's not that I have a problem with them, I just want to prevent my son from getting any grief from outside sources. I will get them, and if DH finds out, so be it, but I know I will get something negative from him...will deal with that as it comes.