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Nomore_lockout's avatar

So, am I too easy with my grandchildren?

Asked by Nomore_lockout (7040points) 4 weeks ago

My 7 year old grand daughter was asking me a few days back, if would buy her some fidget popper (?) things on Amazon or E Bay. Don’t know what those are so I told her to point them out to her Nanna and we’d go from there. Twenty five bucks worth of those things on the way USPS now. And I don’t even know what they are?

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Nomore_lockout's avatar

They are some new fad for second grader little girls I guess. Can’t have my grand daughter left out. But 25 bucks? I knew of I let my wife order she’d go overboard. Owes me a six pack now, big time. : )

janbb's avatar

Why didn’t you have her point them out to you? And now you’re complaining? You lost that right when you gave the responsibility to your wife.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

But it came out of MY pocket. And I didn’t mind ordering the things, I just have an issue with not being consulted about the price. Too late now anyways.

Dutchess_III's avatar

They are plastic bubble things that you poke and it makes a popping noise. But then you flip it over and push them down the other way. Useless. Probably.$5 at Walmart

I agree you should have found out for your self.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Well if she wants them she can have them. Apparently a lot of other second grade girls have them. And it’s not so much that I don’t know what they are, but why they had to order so many. Natalee (my grand daughter) told me they were two dollars. She left the “five” off. That Six of Lone Star is going to go down cold and smooth.

canidmajor's avatar

“A fool and his money are soon parted” seems to apply to you in this case, @Nomore_lockout.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Five bucks at Walmart? Just shoot me.

kritiper's avatar

Since you have to ask, the answer must be yes.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

At least I’ll a six pack out of the situation. So not a complete wash out.

chyna's avatar

Rumor has it that you are supposed to be a pushover to your grandkids.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@chyna Evidently I have that part covered.

Mimishu1995's avatar

In my country those things sell for dirt cheap price. Maybe you are just looking at an overpriced one. To my eyes the price doesn’t have any correlation to the quality. Just go find a cheap one and your granddaughter won’t see the difference.

kneesox's avatar

So if I understand this, when somebody else spends too much of your money, the appropriate response is to spend more of your money?

Nomore_lockout's avatar

No. When my wife spends to much without consulting me, I get even having her buy me beer. Which she normally wont do. A sixpack is only about seven bucks even at a convenience store. But to get back on topic we didn’t know they carried things like that at Wally World.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Mystery solved! My wife told me just now that she had ordered a ring for herself, and that’s fine. That explains why it was 25 bucks. I had thought it was all going to pop thingies for the child. No probleemo. I always felt money spent on Mamma Bear is money well spent. No need to waste it on beer now. : ) Adios amigos. For now.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Nomore_lockout Good to hear :) But next time do your research before you allow your grandchildren to buy anything. They could be asking you to buy something like this and you wouldn’t have any idea until it’s too late.

janbb's avatar

I don’t think you’re too easy with your grandchildren or your wife. You come across here like a Grumpy Old Man to me! :-)

JLeslie's avatar

I think it’s cute you were duped into buying them. The most important thing is they won’t harm anyone.

Next time give the kids a price limit or ask to see what they want and how much for yourself.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@janbb I AM a grumpy old man.

JLeslie's avatar

I think of you as a Teddy Bear. I think your grandkids know they can get away with almost anything with grandpa.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Good grands spoil the gkids, it’s your privelage. Just enjoy this period of your life, supposedly it’s the best. :)

kneesox's avatar

I want to be a Grumpy Old Lady. What’s the age requirement? When do I get to start?

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Have a slew of grand kiddos first, then hit 60 and above. Anything else won’t qualify. Or you can opt for grumpy old cat lady, with a slew of kitties, and sit around on Sunday watching some slick snake oil salesman televangelist. Be sure to donate 10 bucks each week for his “mission”. @kneesox

JLeslie's avatar

I just watched a grandkids video from where I live and a grandma took her granddaughter to baton class and then of course the granddaughter wanted a baton so she took her to Walmart and the grandmother said, “so I bought her the baton” kind of like saying she wasn’t thrilled about shelling out the money.

Edit: The video if anyone is interested, but really not pertinent to the Q in general https://youtu.be/HY8LkVYwvUY

Nomore_lockout's avatar

I know that feeling.

JLeslie's avatar

^^You might like the video. You like seeing people having fun.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@JLeslie I do. But that seems to be a crime these days.

kneesox's avatar

@Nomore_lockout no televangelists for me, thanks, but I might stay up late watching crusty old movies. Cat is a good idea. I’ll never achieve the perfection of a British eccentric, but I can still have one as my role model.

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