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playing sylvanian families with my 15 year old

(29 Posts)
hannahsmummsy Thu 21-Jul-11 13:44:06

im sitting here playing sylvanian families with my 15 year old , should I dispar or just think of all the alternatives a nearly 16 year old could be doing

coff33pot Thu 21-Jul-11 13:55:44

As long as your dd is happy then does it matter what she plays? Yes it would be good if your child was "the same" as all others and hoping and thinking doesnt do any good to yourself. I quite often find myself comparing with other children my DS age and now I dont anymore. There is no point and it only ends up in us beating ourselves up about it x

hannahsmummsy Thu 21-Jul-11 13:59:15


drivemecrazy63 Thu 21-Jul-11 14:01:37

your lucky smile i'd rather that than be forced (as i find it intolerably boring] to play yugioh or pokemon, and made to fix lego models back together...can we swap please

coff33pot Thu 21-Jul-11 14:33:09

Ummmm well at the moment I am stomping around the front room to Lady Gaga who my 6yr old DS is nuts about grin I am also getting some serious frowning going on and hard stares from DS as my grooving is not up to his standard grin

nojustificationneeded Thu 21-Jul-11 14:57:21

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hannahsmummsy Thu 21-Jul-11 16:10:20

thats sweet xxx

alowVera Thu 21-Jul-11 16:42:07

I was still playing with silvanians with my best friend when I was 15. blush

AtYourCervix Thu 21-Jul-11 16:43:54

i sneak into DD1s bedroom and have a secret reorganise of her neglected sylvanians.

drivemecrazy63 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:07:17

I used to do that with dd's dolls house arrange all the furniture and plates pots and pans and tiny food and books ect a bit OCD blush

BakeliteBelle Thu 21-Jul-11 17:35:28

I'm afraid I'm just plain envious that your 15 year old wants to play something as imaginative as Sylvanian Families! DS1 would just throw them across the room!

davidsotherhalf Fri 22-Jul-11 12:04:14

can i send my dd(17) to play sylvanian families with your dd? will make a change from lego, dd is upset as she had core assessment sw wrote dd should get rid of lego as she supposed to be 17 not 7!!!!

janetsplanet Fri 22-Jul-11 12:37:18

my 12yr old DD still plays schools blush

as long as they happy, we shouldnt complain

wraith Fri 22-Jul-11 20:58:29

never be surprised at what makes em happy it could always be worse,

(hides the fact that singalongs with hand puppets are still part of life)

purplepidjin Fri 22-Jul-11 21:01:50

5yo DNiece chews electrical cables sad wanna swap? (she has asd, it's not that dsil doesn't feed her)

unpa1dcar3r Sun 24-Jul-11 08:46:41

My non disabled 22 yr old at age 15 was skiving school, smoking dope and drinking, not to mention the thieving whole lists of goodies and writing about me in her diary as being all sorts of awful things and wanting to live with her sperm donor (who didn't want her)....Think the only thing she didn't do was come home pregnant or steal a car!
Sylvanian families sounds like a much nicer option!!!

(P.S she turned out fab in the end but what a helluva of a time we had then)

Goblinchild Sun 24-Jul-11 08:50:28

I've been listening to my DS walking me through all the various lego constructions he's been making.
Love what you've got, my friend's DS in the same year has been smoking, drinking, swearing at strangers and partying his arse off since he finished his GCSEs. We are wondering how many functioning brain cells he'll have left for college.

hannahsmummsy Sun 24-Jul-11 09:20:11

I am proud of her , she the only altar child at our church (they trained her as she was too big for sunday school and the only teen in our church) shes serving at a confirmation today , she goes to a faith school , most of them got in because they were christerned and certainly dont practice basic principles . the prefects have bullied her to the point she has broken down and needs the chams chrisis team !!.

unpa1dcar3r Sun 24-Jul-11 09:27:03

Awww Bless her. And a big fantastic star for being an alter girl. I wouldn't have the guts to stand up and do that. She's very brave! smile

colditz Sun 24-Jul-11 16:16:29

Oh pah. I still played with plasticene when I was 15and so did my friends, given half a chance. Young adults only stop playing because they think they are 'supposed' to, it's not from any special level of maturity. We are a playful species.

And good on you for indulging her on this, and not taking them away.

Ineedalife Sun 24-Jul-11 17:19:16

My 15 yr old Dd2[nt] still plays happily with the playmobil if 8 yr old Dd3[AS] lets her anywhere near it.

I agree with colditz, good on you for keeping themsmile.

Becaroooo Sun 24-Jul-11 20:46:22


I am 38 and spent many happy hours last week (in a rather damp north yorkshire!) colouring in pictures in my dc's colouring book with them.

<<I didnt do any after they went to bed, honest>>


Becaroooo Sun 24-Jul-11 20:47:29


I did.

I was particularly pleased with a vase (?) I coloured in....I made it all stripey!!!


Theas18 Tue 26-Jul-11 11:52:12

Much ((())) . I have "normal" kids in their teens and they aren't beyond playing with toys sometimes though. My now 18yr old gave us a "turn" when we checked her computer history and found sites entitled "beautiful dolls for you" and similar. I was terrified she was into some odd porn or something but actually they are the computer equivalent of paper dressing up dollies.

If you and she are happy stress not about that part of her life.

Becaroo your child will be cross- you are bound to have done the ones they were "saving for best"!!

Becaroooo Tue 26-Jul-11 11:59:46

sigh. yes. I got told off smile

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