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post #1 of 210
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A day early but I'm sure some of us have already received surprise packages in the mail.

From estranged MIL/FIL: a TEN FOOT LONG "up and down roller coaster" that DS would ride on. I haven't opened it yet but this thing looks huge. Where the heck am I going to put it? Isn't this something you should ask about first?

Plus, this is the first year he's aware of Christmas so Santa is giving him a train table and we're giving him a kitchen. I don't want a third huge toy to steal our thunder so we're storing it for a month or so.
post #2 of 210
We have that outside in our play area, the kids LOVE it! But you're right, it is a big gift to not ask first about, lol!
post #3 of 210
Thread Starter 
Yeah, well since we're in Chicago this is meant to be an indoor toy for at least the next 5 months! And I'm not sure we have room to put it outside either.
post #4 of 210
I already know (MIL told me) that DS is getting this from MIL (the former Kindergarten teacher who has ranted to me about how children should not have noisy toys because it limits imagination... but I digress)... we already have this from my dad and his wife from DS's birthday. *sigh* I guess out of all of those products, I'd prefer the letter one, but whatever...
post #5 of 210
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Be warned, DS had one leapfrog toy (rec'd as a gift) and that darn thing would just start talking out of the blue (come play with me!) SUPER annoying.
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Originally Posted by ChristyMarie View Post
Be warned, DS had one leapfrog toy (rec'd as a gift) and that darn thing would just start talking out of the blue (come play with me!) SUPER annoying.
Yeah, we have a few. The table thingy, the barn animals one fridge magnet thingy... luckily they have an off switch and we can turn them off when they're not being used. The fridge one will moo at you if you don't turn it off though... lol
post #7 of 210
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Originally Posted by ChristyMarie View Post
A day early but I'm sure some of us have already received surprise packages in the mail.

From estranged MIL/FIL: a TEN FOOT LONG "up and down roller coaster" that DS would ride on. I haven't opened it yet but this thing looks huge. Where the heck am I going to put it? Isn't this something you should ask about first?

Plus, this is the first year he's aware of Christmas so Santa is giving him a train table and we're giving him a kitchen. I don't want a third huge toy to steal our thunder so we're storing it for a month or so.
I understand how annoying it is to have a big, huge toy like that. BUT, my kids played with that toy at my friend's house over the summer (she usually keeps it in her basement, but put it outside for a summer fun day) and they LOVED it (3 and 4 yr old, it was the most popular toy at the party). So, the good thing is that your child will probably like it, but you'll have to figure out how to make it fit into your house/property w/o it being a nuisance.
post #8 of 210
My Mom is 2 admittingly bad things : a bad Re-Gifter and an awful cook! She can take a beautiful gift basket, separate the contents out, then re-gift them out separately. Drives me nuts!! I got a pretty hand-towel & a bar of soap! Maybe she's trying to send a message!! Hee-hee!
post #9 of 210
We got a floral arrangement from FIL and stepMIL. Nice enough, right? Except two of the three names of the kids were spelled wrong. I'd think it was a mistake with the florist except that they do this deliberately. I don't think any of them except the oldest have ever gotten something from them with the name spelled correctly. The relationship is strained at best... I figure it's their way of digging at us.
post #10 of 210
Does anyone have a link for the up and down rollercoaster?
post #11 of 210
I'm not sure if this is the same one or not, but..

http://www.step2.com/product.cfm?pro...FUog3godBlntCw
post #12 of 210
Our annoying gift is a ginormous playdough set with eight zillion teensy tiny pieces and four million different colors of that nasty smelling playdough. I'm making our own playdough, one color at a time is plenty right now, and I don't want to have to keep track of all those pieces. I don't know where my inlaws got it, or I'd exchange it.
post #13 of 210
I love my MIL and she is VERY generous with the kids.

However the "realistic crying baby" will not be getting any batteries. I already have the real thing
post #14 of 210
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Originally Posted by ChristyMarie View Post
A day early but I'm sure some of us have already received surprise packages in the mail.
A talking baby doll that asks for her bottle, to be tickled, and has magnetic hands to hold onto her bottle and blanket. It is now stored in the basement.
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A talking baby doll that asks for her bottle, to be tickled, and has magnetic hands to hold onto her bottle and blanket. It is now stored in the basement.
Ditto, minus the magnetic hands. I took the batteries out and let dd play with her since she's obsessed with baby dolls. I'll probably swap it out tomorrow for another baby doll, as I'm sure she'll get more! She loooooves babies.
post #16 of 210
He will LOVE that roller Coaster. I don't personally own it but they have it at the playgroup my youngest goes to and he LOVES the thing! If it was not so expensive, I would so get it for him.

The most annoying thing so far for us is a talking Cookie Monster. The only good out of it was it keep happy and out of trouble for my DD's entire dance class.
post #17 of 210
my dp gave me a bookshelf that one of his contracts had been keeping in her basement for years and gave to him and it was filthy and disgusting and I had to clean all the black, icky dirt off of it.

I mean, I really wanted a bookshelf, but he couldn't clean it for me?

I gave dp a subscription to Maxim. He liked that.
post #18 of 210
Video games.

Tons. And. Tons. Of video games.

:

After I told ds he couldn't have any more.

And after I told the family not to buy him any more.

They are SO getting exchanged/returned.
post #19 of 210
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Originally Posted by CookieMonsterMommy View Post
Video games.

Tons. And. Tons. Of video games.

:

After I told ds he couldn't have any more.

And after I told the family not to buy him any more.

They are SO getting exchanged/returned.
That sucks! It's not like you asked for $500 wood toys or something instead of video games, and it's not like there's no other cool toy in the 20-40 range. No fun.
post #20 of 210
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Originally Posted by njbeachgirl View Post
I love my MIL and she is VERY generous with the kids.

However the "realistic crying baby" will not be getting any batteries. I already have the real thing
When I was about 3 I got a "realistic crying baby" that would turn off when you put a bottle in it's mouth Anyway on Christmas morning after opening gifts my family got in the car and went to my grandma's house 2 hours away. It was stressful for my parents and I kept making the doll cry, my dad stopped the car grabbed my doll took the back off and threw the batteries out the widow, the doll never cried again

So far DS has only gotten a few gifts and they have been great, money, a wooden stacker, a bead maze, a board book on Van Gough and a stainless steel sippy cup
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