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#1 caitiri

Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

with a car (hot wheels or similar)  and a bracelet would you think.

(a) Whatever

(b) WTF is wrong with cupcakes?

(c ) Thats nice

(d) Other, please specify

#2 Ianthe

Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

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#3 Jigsy 0308

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

I'd be thinking - more information is required.

#4 caitiri

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE (Madame Protart @ 29/01/2013, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's if for?  Someone's birthday?


Yep 4yo birthday

#5 Feral timtam

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

D)

That my child had had a light fingered episode and has come home with somebody else's much beloved toy.

#6 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

Well I'd want to know WHY he'd got them, but if it was some sort of birthday favour, then (a).


#7 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

My child brings home kinder toys all the time, I would think "another thing to take back andcapologise for"!

Is it a birthday or good old thievery?!

#8 Eeyolet

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

d) that he pocketed it  ph34r.gif

ETA with the update I would think C but also hope that it doesn't become the expected thing for everyone elses birthdays.

Edited by Eeyolet, 29 January 2013 - 06:04 PM.


#9 Belinda18

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

After teaching way too many children who take home toys belonging to others and don't bring them back, I would be trying to find out who gave the toys to my child. I wouldn't necessarily assume they had stolen it, but they might have borrowed it from someone and the other child is assuming it will be returned to school.

If it was a gift from another child, as an alternative to cupcakes or lollie bags for a birthday for instance, I would think it was a nice gesture.

#10 Perpetual

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

QUOTE (tamjk @ 29/01/2013, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
D)

That my child had had a light fingered episode and has come home with somebody else's much beloved toy.


This unless I had been advised otherwise.

DS did make a habbit of using his pockets a bit too much with things from daycare, he wasn't trying to steal he just likes putting things in his pocket.

If I knew it was a gift for him, I'd think it was cool.

#11 BadCat

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Are you saying someone gave these out for their birthday instead of bringing cakes?

If so, I'd be thinking "good grief".  I don't buy into the taking a cake business, let alone giving everyone a present.

Then I'd wonder if I could set my kids up with some rich friends so someone gives them a real car when their kid has a birthday.  laughing2.gif

#12 songshirah

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

I'd think that another child had given them to them, quite likely without permission, and would be returning them the next day to the classroom teacher.  This would be if they are loose in my child's bag.

If it came home in a lolly bag, (as I'm thinking yours did,) I'd think, 'oh well, each to their own'.

I've seen a small bubble containers come home before, but not toy cars etc.  Kudos to the parents for trying to avoid potential allergies.

#13 EssentialBludger

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

C.

#14 Black Velvet

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

C

#15 threetimesblessed

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

A and C

#16 Puffin

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

Assuming it was for a birthday, I'd think how wonderful!
We all complain about how many lollies kids get and too many parties yadda yadda...
Finally, a parent with enough guts to give a food-free party treat.



#17 barrington

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE
D)  That my child had had a light fingered episode and has come home with somebody else's much beloved toy.


Unless I was specifically told it was a party bag toy, then I would be returning said toy to the teacher the next morning.

And if it was as part of a birthday celebration, I would wonder what the purpose was of giving out toys at school.


#18 EsmeLennox

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

I would think 'bugger, more crap to lie around the house'.

#19 Swarley

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

After being told it was from a birthday - C.

#20 caitiri

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

Seems like most wouldn't care

I'm not overly fond of the whole cake thing either but last year everybody did it, so I thought this year we should do something.  Its the first day so I don't know about allergies  
We've been tossing up between bubbles or a little packet of chips or stickers amazingly the cars seem to be cheaper then stickers and he really likes cars.

Clearly if we do it I should put them in a bag

#21 lovingmother

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE (tamjk @ 29/01/2013, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
D)

That my child had had a light fingered episode and has come home with somebody else's much beloved toy.



I would think the same thing.

#22 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE (Puffin @ 29/01/2013, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Assuming it was for a birthday, I'd think how wonderful!
We all complain about how many lollies kids get and too many parties yadda yadda...
Finally, a parent with enough guts to give a food-free party treat.


Our school encourages Freddie frogs instead of cake, but I love this idea, and would do it if I could find something cheap enough. It's the gesture, I think.. Ds would love handing out something like that.


you just can't win with this.  Kids love to hand something out.  Cake is too much work for teachers to cut and distribute, so has to be cupcakes.  Cupcakes have sugar, colouring, and provoke allergies.  Some kids don't like chocolate or sprinkles or whatever.  And some parents dont want a car or toy because its crap!

And we wonder why kids and parents are more stressed!  rolleyes.gif

#23 BadCat

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE
And we wonder why kids and parents are more stressed!


When I was a kid we weren't stressed because we didn't do any of this stuff.  You went to school on your birthday, your friends said happy birthday, you handed out invitations to your party if you were having one, and that was that.  tthumbs.gif

#24 ~Supernova~

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Erm considering the amount of parents who go mental about cupcakes/cake, I'd think "oh that's a different idea, how lovely!". Not something I would do, but nice all the same.

#25 cira

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

Yep, I'd also assume my kids had pilfered toys from daycare.

And if it was for a birthday -I'd think that some other parent was way too generous but I'd be happier with a toy than lollies. I don't think we'd reciprocate with either lollies or cake though. It seems over the top to me.




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