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 Post subject: Do I or don't I?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:24 am 
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My DS has got through to first choice school and we are SO proud of him. He has been saving up for a PS3 and needs to continue saving until September to make it. Part of me wants to just buy him the PS3 as a massive surprise now that he has done so well.

Should I?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:29 am 
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Sounds a lovely idea!

But, if you have any other children, please don't forget that they will deserve the same surprise! Can you afford it?!


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hmmm, you could give him an extra large donation towards it....

mind you , I gave in to Master Yoyo when he broke his wrist and persuaded us that a PSP would be excellent physiotherapy to get flexibility back..


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:40 am 
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................................................ and he deserves it!! :D :D :D :D

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:49 am 
I'd do it. Success brings rewards. But make sure other kids get/got the same treatment when their time comes.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:51 am 
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I think a DC saving up for something like a PS3 is great - your DS will really appreciate its value.

So rather than just buying him one now, I would go with yoyo's suggestion of cash. Your DS may wish to put this towards the PS3, or even decide to spend it on some of the things he has been denying himself while he's been saving so hard!

Congrats to your DS - on getting into his 1st choice school & on being a supersaver :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:57 am 
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My DD is 5 years younger - so I will have enough time to save up for her surprise when the time comes. :lol:

I think I will wait until the weekend and then either decide to surprise him with the cash OR with the gift itself (if i give in).

Thanks!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:54 am 
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Youngest DD (7!) insisted on saving her pocket money to buy her first watch. It is now her pride and joy! :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:59 am 
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That is very adorable!

Is it normal for a 5 year old to want a DSi?? i can't believe they know the name at that age - let alone pressure their parents for one because their friends already have it :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:38 pm 
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Miss 1880 saved her pocket money for 18 months (aged about 6-7) to buy a DS :shock: . Master 1880 spends every last penny of his pocket money on whatever he saw last, so he got an XBox for his 11th last year as a reward for his 11+ efforts in the certain knowledge that he wouldn't be capable of saving for it himself.

We spent a similar amount on his sister to keep things fair - we won't be spending anything like that this year though! Hopefully we might have some money again by next year... :roll:

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