This is partly inspired by @anon44377095’ post over the festive period
But also inspired by a Whatsapp picture that my wife just sent me of my daughters playing the notoriously fiddly boardgame Mousetrap.
What wouldn’t your parents buy you as a kid? And did they ever give reasons? I was really keen on getting Mousetrap but I don’t think my dad could be arsed with setting it up for me. Likewise I was really keen on a Mr Frosty and a Sodastream but these were vetoed too. Okay, my dad was a bit of a control freak but still, I won’t let my issues with him get in the way of a good thread!
Also, I welcome responses from the DiS parents - have you refused to buy anything for your kids?
REALLY REALLY wanted some of those trainers that have lights in the heel that light up whenever you took a step. not sure what the reasoning was but it was made very clear i was never getting a pair. don’t think they were that expensive?
was forbid from ever visiting deep sea world because it was “a total waste of money”. my friend’s mum worked there and could get us in for free but i still wasn’t allowed to go. don’t understand that one either. might need to ask about that actually…
I was thinking in particular of stuff that our parents could have reasonably afforded… we weren’t particularly well-off as a kid and I never really pushed it in terms of asking for anything particularly expensive.