To think its time to ban end of term presents?

(229 Posts)
Worriedmind Fri 19-Jul-13 09:25:15

There are kids crying in the playground this morning because mum can't afford.

News said 1 in 11 buy less food to buy a present.

1 in 4 felt pressured to do so.

Teacher ends up.with loads of stuff they don't really want.

Aibu to think there should be a blanket ban and that teachers would be horrified if a child had gone without food to buy a gift.

Instead children could be given time in last week to make caress gift.

Aibu

FunLovinBunster Sun 21-Jul-13 11:41:49

Clam, yes to your first question. Elephants never forget!!
Second question, frankly I'm not arsed about it, but its not fair to drag children into it.

clam Sun 21-Jul-13 11:59:16

Have you ever wondered if there might be another reason why they ignore you? I'm afraid the teacher-gift-thing just doesn't stack up for me.

FunLovinBunster Sun 21-Jul-13 12:08:50

Yes clam it's obviously because I am as charming as your insinuation that I am to blame for other people ignoring me. Here's a biscuit for you.

exoticfruits Sun 21-Jul-13 12:35:33

Maybe we are talking about very young children whose parents choose their play dates, party guests etc- this just doesn't work after about 7 yrs at the latest. They choose their own friends and it has nothing to do with mummy's playground politics - they must be sad women if they think children or other mothers are remotely bothered!

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