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Homeschooling mama to 6 year old DD.
My ds would be over the moon if he got that sort of gift! Sadly he lacks relatives who want to spoil him. If I wasn't confident it would be way too small for my 7 yo, I'd offer to take it off your hands.
Anyway, suggesting they keep it at their house is an excellent idea.
Kelly,newly single mom of four wonderful children.
Ok, I've got to rant about this because it's bugging me so much. :
This weekend, my ILs called to talk to DH and wish him a happy birthday. During the conversation, my MIL mentioned that they bought DS a PowerWheel tractor toy for Christmas! I am so hopping mad about this for several reasons.
#1, We've repeatedly asked for NO gifts!
#2, We live in a small house with no garage and we have no place to put such a huge toy.
#3, I can think of about 25 better ways to spend the $200 (or more) dollars that it cost for this stupid toy!
#4 DS is only 2 years old, nuf said!
#5 We have a postage stamp of a yard and liVe on a busy urban street, so there is no safe place for DS to ride it if I were to allow him.
To make matters worse, they couldn't fit the thing in their car, so they took it out of the box to take it home. So now it's not returnable!!!
I have suggested to DH that his parents will need to keep it at their house. They have a 2 car garage, barn, and an acre of land. So they have the room to keep it and more space for DS to play with it. He's not happy with the idea. I am afraid that I will come off as the angry spouse (that I am) if I have to say anything about it. It just makes me so mad that they would buy a gift that is so out of line with our believes and how we live! If they make us take it home (and I'm not sure we have a car big enough to haul it I have half a mind to sell it on ebay.
Thanks for letting me get this off my chest. If you have any suggestions with how to deal with this, please share.
What?! Really?! : Just one more reason to dislike the thing! Please share any links that you have about this startling info. I'd like to be safe. Thanks.