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i hate the way parents buy BIG presents for no reason at all( like nintendos)

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FluffyMummy123 Sat 22-Sep-07 16:18:23

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FluffyMummy123 Sat 22-Sep-07 16:20:17

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Tinker Sat 22-Sep-07 16:21:36

It's the dad wanting it really isn't it?

Sheherazadethegoat Sat 22-Sep-07 16:21:42

thats plain ridiculous

FluffyMummy123 Sat 22-Sep-07 16:21:59

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stepfordwife Sat 22-Sep-07 16:22:05

neeeeiighhhhhhhh....
stallion of sensibleness, of course.
my one rule of parenting: i will not have spoilt brats...
my lot have to go on the charm offensive to get a comic out of me... (bloody expensive tho, aren't they?)

FluffyMummy123 Sat 22-Sep-07 16:22:29

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WideWebWitch Sat 22-Sep-07 16:22:35

I think I agree with you.

FluffyMummy123 Sat 22-Sep-07 16:23:28

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Blandmum Sat 22-Sep-07 16:24:01

DD was given a choice of bike or cash for her birthday. She chose cash and frittered it away on crap.

Later in the year the moans started 'My bike is too small'

I made her save up for the bike.

FluffyMummy123 Sat 22-Sep-07 16:24:14

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FluffyMummy123 Sat 22-Sep-07 16:24:38

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Blandmum Sat 22-Sep-07 16:26:16

Whinny! Tosses head and stamps hoof!

Bribes are small in this house. Toy knights for ds when he goes up a level in his reading. Stack of drawing paper for dd.

Tamum Sat 22-Sep-07 16:26:43

Oh yes, ds's friend was buying a DS (confusingly enough) last week, and I said to his dad "oh, it's bhis birthday next month isn't it?" and he said "yes, but we've already bought his present for that". I wouldn't be able to think of birthday and Christmas presents if I did that. I do buy small things quite often though.

Tinker Sat 22-Sep-07 16:27:22

My eldest wanted a new bike for her birthday. Got enough money to buy one. When told that she decided to not spend her money anyway and carry on with a smaller bike until next birthday/xmas...

theStallionOfSensibleness Sat 22-Sep-07 16:27:40

exactly
our guys are getting a wii jointly fro xmas

dh already tried to get one for his birthdayy nest wekek

NO i said its a fab winter present

Blandmum Sat 22-Sep-07 16:28:26

Its amazing how fast' But i need one mum!' Turns to , 'I'll manage with the one I've got' when it is their cold hard cash on the line

Tinker Sat 22-Sep-07 16:29:02

Am glad I don't have boys just so can avoid having to buy wiis and things

<That's the only reason - all children are lovely disclaimer>

theStallionOfSensibleness Sat 22-Sep-07 16:29:36

yes itellem that wiht t hose book mags from school


altho bught a job lot of those shit fairy books to divvy up fro parties

Tinker Sat 22-Sep-07 16:29:39

My eldest is already asking what jobs earn the most money hmm

theStallionOfSensibleness Sat 22-Sep-07 16:29:54

yes ditto girls

horses iwht hair and pink shit

Tamum Sat 22-Sep-07 16:30:14

Yes, I am currently trying to convince dh that ds needs a Wii for Christmas. He's going to have to come up with a valid alternative before I budge, but he never will because he knows nothing about children's presents mwah hah hah.

spottyshoes Sat 22-Sep-07 16:30:47

I totally agree. My DH spoils SS to the point of the riddiculous (he lives with us btw so its none of the parental seperation guilt crap). Last week he bought him a nintendo Wii. SS is 7 and its his birthday next month - wtf? I think it makes kids greedy ungratefully little gits! angry. scrooge here will be buying her ds a piece of coal for xmas *gurn gurn* lol

Tamum Sat 22-Sep-07 16:31:17

See, I get to buy Wiis and pink shit. Oh joy.

theStallionOfSensibleness Sat 22-Sep-07 16:31:21

last xmas i got some chocs some slippers an a handful of books
rememerbing it was the bast adult xmas ever

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