My MIL just proudly announced to DH that she got a "Hello Kitty" laptop for christmas for DD. -DD actually says (to her) that she wants one, but I honestly don´t think that she actually knows what this is. She knows only my macbook and announces that she wants to have an "computer with an apple" when she is grown.
There are other things that she wants to have, like a twin doll stroller for her dolls with a roof. Stuff like that.
I totally don´t want her to have cheap plastic electronic rubbish. I will not let her play with it, I will take it away from her (I hope) - but I`ll rather not getting it into our house in the first place.
They are always doing this, but this cheap rubbish usually has at least a bit of creative possibilities with it, like a plastic piano for DS, or a "Hello Kitty Songbook" (I took it away - sneaky, isn´t it?)
It´s still weeks till christmas. DH is not known for his abilities to talk straight to his parents. My parents would never buy stuff like this, because I can plainly tell them: Don´t, otherwise it will be donated the day after christmas! And for whatever reason they actually do accept this - even better, they ask me, what I need for the kids!
What would you do? (my relationship to my inlaws is not the best - bet you guessed that!)