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#1 Lifesgood

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:49 AM

Like a Bratz doll for your 6 y/o DD or a gun-toting cowboy toy for your 2 y/o DS?

Or bags and bags of 'Christmas chocolates' that they were given?

What did you confiscate from your kids' Christmas stash?

Edited by LifesGood, 26 December 2012 - 08:50 AM.


#2 MinkyMonkey

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

Only the Christmas stocking full of lollies wink.gif

#3 blueberrymuffin

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

A set of about 10 of the cheapest plastic little cars you can get.

A plastic stocking full of gross lollies that DH and I wouldn't even eat, nevermind 3 yo DS.

#4 boopyscreet

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:01 AM

a packet of Barbie shoes and handbags that Nanna sent for DD1 who is not quite 3...

#5 Silvergirl12

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

A couple of My Little Pony sets - our DS will be arriving any day now so I thought I could give them to DD then so she feels extra special too.

#6 Pssst...

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

I 'disappeared' a few things for DD1 before they even made it into the stocking!! And I'm so glad I did, she had plenty to be excited about yesterday. My grandmother gave her a bag full of chocolate and other goodies and that has been relocated to my stash in the kitchen original.gif

#7 heart-beat

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

I confiscated ridiculous amounts (2 plastic grocery bags!  ohmy.gif ) of chocolates & sweets from XFIL. XH brought the boys home late Christmas Eve (thankfully asleep so I could hide the sweets with no questions/tantrums)

Year before last, I confiscated (after one lengthy set-up & a day of play) a scaletrix set that took up 3/4 of our only living area. Then XH bought them a similar one the year after  rolleyes.gif - why do people who know all too well the small size of my house, blindly give gifts that are simply too big/unsuitable... no toys confiscated this year.

#8 ~Supernova~

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

I never "disappear" anything on Christmas day. Feels a bit grinch like Tounge1.gif

#9 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:06 AM

No. And I must say in all these years, I have never had to once hide a present from my kids.



#10 Julie3Girls

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:11 AM

Nothing. Never felt a need to.


#11 Simply Me

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

All the chocolates and lollies have disappeared - even before we left the relos house

#12 R2B2

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

I usually don't bother, but I think this year when friends of ours give our kids the usual cheap, plastic, easy to break toys, they might just make their way to the top shelf of our wardrobe.

i'm sick of the house being filled with junk  unsure.gif

#13 lovingmother

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

Nope not the kids but the dog's toy I was about the throw out the Squeaking was driving me crazy.

#14 CalEliKat

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

No, nor would I feel the need to 'disappear' anything.

#15 ChunkyChook

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

The 8 week old Jack Russell puppy!



#16 Lifesgood

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

QUOTE (ChunkyChook @ 26/12/2012, 10:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The 8 week old Jack Russell puppy!

huh.gif where did you put it?

#17 Feral_Pooks

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hmmm no presents, but some of the batteries might go "flat" very quickly.

#18 ChunkyChook

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

Back to her Grannys house.

ETA: It was supposed to live here but I don't want a puppy. It will spend 2 nights a fortnight here.

Edited by ChunkyChook, 26 December 2012 - 10:41 AM.


#19 Expelliarmus

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

The only they got that I didn't give them was some stationery so nope.

#20 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

A Kiss Me Elmo (nothing wrong with it, just DS is too young for it and I hate soft toys) and a creepy hand puppet from the Inlaws with a choking hazard face. I throw out most things from the Inlaws as they're not age appropriate and mostly crap.

#21 NannyPlum

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

A packet of textas... DS is going through a drawing on walls stage so they got put up the top of the wardrobe pretty quick for a supervised (very closely) activity lol.

Who gives a nearly 2 yr old textas!'

#22 Marchioness Flea

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

Chunky Chook...and that's why you shouldn't give pets as gifts!
I'm pretty sure the RSPCA won't let you buy pets for other people who haven't agreed to it.

Will the dog be ok with 2 days here and rest of the time there though? Sounds difficult for a pet to get used to to me.

#23 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:51 AM

Nothing this year. No one gives my kids sweets as they know DS is Gluten intolerant and I don't give them much candy. My family are pretty great with gifts and mum just asked me to get something from her. DH's parents send money. DH's sister and her husband gave them both an amazing stash this year (They came over to celebrate with us and have a 1yo and another on the way, so they are thrilled that the cousins are now living here).
An older couple from DH's church gave both kids a bag full of things - some cheap, but all age appropriate and extremely thoughtful. We have really experienced enormous generosity and even tho DS might be acting a little spoiled this evening he has thanked everyone and given out hugs and kisses galore.  xmas_cool.gif

#24 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

No, everything the kids received is great.

#25 ani1

Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

Nope never have and never will.




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