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#2146

“JUST LIKE HIS FATHER!!”


#2147

Any birthday ideas for a 5 year old boy? We’re struggling to think of something in the £20-£30 bracket


#2148

We’re coming up to Spring so maybe something outdoorsy - scooter, garden play thing maybe?


#2149

The 5 year old in our family is wild for slime and unicorns, so this seems like a fair bet- https://www.wickeduncle.co.uk/presents/all/age-5/sticky-unicorn-poo


#2150

I’ve made it clear to all friends and family that anyone buying either of our two any more slime is going to be hurt…


#2151

Has to be Lego.


#2152

He’s already got shit loads of Lego


#2153

Was thinking that. He’s got a three wheeled scooter but maybe a two wheeled one would be good (he can ride a bike)


#2154

I’d say you want to spend a bit more than that on a scooter, as they can last many years.


#2155

That kinetic sand is great - was less messy than slime!

Also some cool stuff here. The electro dough is great fun but my lad is too young to do it by himself.


#2156

Yeah, this stuff is not too bad - doesn’t stick to clothes and hoovers up very easily :+1:


#2157

Jimbo’s well into his kinetic sand at the moment - but he’s only 3 1/2. Might be a bit simple for a 5 year old?


#2158

ohhhh you have just reminded me, I got my son some of this for xmas but when I realised how many presents he had, I confiscated it shortly after opening and hid it in my ‘cupboard where I hide the confiscated things’.

I am going to have to entertain him, with a big hangover, on my own on Monday so I am hoping this will help.


#2159

Feel this might be a universal parent thing. Have all kinds of stuff stashed away for various reasons (not age appropriate, already has enough of x but will keep in case of breakage, scared R but maybe he will like when older, was really fucking annoying and couldn’t stand it anymore [I’m talking to you, book with fire engine siren button]).


#2160

Yep - we have one too. A big ikea bag stashed where he shouldn’t go. But occasionally you’ll find him, and he’ll look all innocent and say with his big blue eyes “I found a present”


#2161

Got a new dad wind up going on!

When the kids want a satsuma peeling, i hide it behind my back and start singing with full gusto “conceal don’t peel, don’t let it show”

They love it!


#2162

Absolutely stealing this, will report back


#2163

Ordered “butterfly buttons” from Amazon for the four year old’s art projects, got sent this today, 3 months later…


#2164

You NEED to do an un-boxing video for this :open_mouth:

Which potentially lethal creature have you got :grinning:


#2165

How is next week half term already?

Going to try ditch nappies next week (other than for sleep). Someone please reassure me this won’t be a disaster :frowning: