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Old 11-25-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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I'm more concerned with her plans for the pink duct tape .

I think we're on year four of my daughter asking for a pet shark.
Oh gosh, my kids go through craptons of duct tape. There are a ton of DIY crafts using duct tape, so it's been in Christmas stockings for the last few years.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Oh gosh, my kids go through craptons of duct tape. There are a ton of DIY crafts using duct tape, so it's been in Christmas stockings for the last few years.
Interesting. Do they ever use Washi tape?
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:32 PM
 
Location: The Midwest
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Funny! She's 10. Let her have her fantasies. I hope dad saves this list and includes it in the photo montage at her wedding.
I thought it was really funny, too.

"Asenchul" oils cracked me up.ve sold my soul for a pair of authentic Guess jeans as a middle schooler...) I think Christmas/birthdays are a great time t

My daughter has a hydroflask. She got it for her birthday last year. It was "only" $40. I have never seen the ones that cost $70. Obviously, $40 is a lot for a water bottle but ultimately fit within our usual birthday budget so...meh. Why not get her what she wants? I don't get the trend, but I'm sure there were plenty of things *I* coveted as a teen that my parents probably didn't get either. (Guess jeans, anyone? lol.)

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Old 11-26-2019, 01:47 PM
 
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The art of negotiation...always ask for more then you'll know you'll get. She is setting the stage for her long years in the work force...constantly asking for more and settling for less.

I'd get her a bag of coal ...like a relative gave me. Said. ..hey! Its a diamond to someone else willing to pressurize it. Learned then how one gift would actually hold true for a life lesson.
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Old 11-27-2019, 05:18 AM
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Better in current events?

Anyway way that's wild!

Reminds me of when I was little and had that huge Toys R Us Christmas catalog. My lists were long too!
And also the annual Sears Christmas catalog. I’d just let ‘em dream big. She just a kid. Regarding reusable drinking bottles, I would buy an inexpensive one as children sometimes lose things or it accidentally breaks.
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Old 11-27-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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I had to google Hydroflask, I didn't know what it was. This sale popped up:
https://hydroflaske.com/?msclkid=27e...7d063beb7f5be0

I think it's great kids are asking for reusable water bottles, but I agree, they aren't cheap.
You can get them much cheaper if you don't care about the name

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/hom...water-bottles/

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I have a 32 ounce pogo I bought at target. The two pack is $15.99

https://www.target.com/p/pogo-tritan...e/-/A-50253593
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Old 11-29-2019, 07:19 AM
 
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I always liked the parents who got three gifts for their kids: One to wear, one to read and one to play with.

My husband was the manager of a worker who had a lovely wife and five kids. They struggled with parents who would not follow boundaries of not giving too many toys and plastic junk to their kids. They had a small house, believed in simple living and wanted their kids to appreciate what they got. It was a constant struggle to not let the stuff into the house. They never had their kids make up wish lists.
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Old Today, 09:08 PM
 
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When I see something like that, I always feel myself as the happiest dad on the Planet, because my children never ask me something impossible. Maybe, that's why I like to give them really good gifts on every holiday, without their nagging. You know, here is a pure happiness to see your children happy with the gifts they got from you.
It's not about everyday care routine, like making breakfast or hugging before the bed time, it's about something else, when you know, that you may make a person happy with a thing, which you just bought in a store. Childhood-is the perfect time for being happy with a new toy. Because when you become an adult, who can buy any toy in any time-you don't need it anymore.
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