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Is this HORRIBLE of me ?

trying to influence my sons choice of what to bring in for show & tell? He has piles of unique, interesting, cool stuff w/ amazing stories. And he gravitates to the dollar store off brand trash? WTF?


Asked by hibbingmom at 6:53 PM on Feb. 7, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • no, I could understand- maybe you don't want people to think all his has is the dollar store stuff.

    Answer by ItsMe89 at 8:15 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • no, I dont think thats horrible of you..I'd probably do it too,lol.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 6:54 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • If he thinks it is cool then let him bring it. The cost of a toy should not factor in to if a toy is cool or not.

    Answer by dancer at 6:56 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • This only goes to show you that you don't have to spend a small fortune for kids to be attracted to something.

    Answer by older at 6:57 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • It's fun for him so I would let him take what he wants...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 7:01 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • Nope, I always loved seeing the items with real stories!

    Answer by scout_mom at 6:55 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • Maybe give him a choice of 3 things (conveniently not the "trash" toy) to bring in . That way you're happy with his selection, and he gets to have a say of what to bring in.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • I've done it....LOL! I have let her bring in what she wants, but i have also really encouraged her to bring something i thought was super cool.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:11 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • I've done it too.

    Answer by mompam at 7:16 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • You should let him bring in what makes him happy, not what makes you happy. Maybe he likes the dollar store items better then the "Unique" items. It should be about him, not you.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:49 PM on Feb. 7, 2011