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Old October 9th, 2011, 06:44 PM
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Exclamation gifts "from" my DM

BG: due to her health DM gives me the $$ to buy gifts from her for DS (we discuss it - sometimes I even call her while shopping to get her input).


DS's b-day is coming up soon & we went to vist my DM. DM asked DS for a list for his b-day and X-mas. DS said that he didn't need to give her a list, she always gets the perfect gift & ...he loves what she gets him and often its not even something he thought to ask for. Snafu's done good , but apparently too good (he hasn't given me a list either, but mentions things that cost $$$$$ )

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Old October 9th, 2011, 08:22 PM
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Re: gifts "from" my DM

What things has he mentioned, snafu?

I'm thinking along the lines of "companion" gifts from your mom... like if he wants a PlayStation (and you're thinking of giving him one) "she" can give him games.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 01:55 PM
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Re: gifts "from" my DM

all DS talks about are $$$ Lego's & $$$ game systems (& we've had to cut his game time due to behavior)

-however, I did ask DM if she'd be willing to do an experience instead of something tangible -

a rock climbing lesson/session fits her budget & will send DS over the moon


(I always try to help DM get cool gifts as I want DS to have good memories rather than grandma was limited due to her health- for newbies my DM had a heart transplant years ago, and while her health improved she's not at "normal" levels for most people)
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Re: gifts "from" my DM

snafu, that is a WONDERFUL idea!
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Re: gifts "from" my DM

DS was happy about the rock climbing session - I made a certificate (its a 2 hour class - we've yet to sign up for a class, I'll have to see what fits our schedule - oh yeah... a parent has to do it with him according to the rules)
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Re: gifts "from" my DM

update - we finally went, about a month ago - and took one of DS's friends from soccer with us

we had fun - then friend's parents took everyone out to eat

DS doesn't seem interested in ging again, but would like to climb boluders for real
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Re: gifts "from" my DM

bumping .... I need suggestions, and once again DS is asking for/saying he'll save his $$ for ...

- a new DS system
- a kindle/nook
- X-box/playstation
- lazer tag game for his dad's house
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Re: gifts "from" my DM

I did DM's shopping for her great-grandchildren today - cell phones ae wonderful ... DM could tell me what to get from what was availabe

I've already gotten her gift for DSD, but DS ... gonna be a problem
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Re: gifts "from" my DM

I didn't realise your mother had great grandchildren. How old are they, and will she get to see them at Christmas? My family all breed too old to have great grand-children.

My daughter just gets vouchers or money from her grandparents and other relatives it's what she really wants.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Re: gifts "from" my DM

DM had kids in her early 20's

my OS got married right out of school - she had her first 1 1/2 yrs later - My DS is closer in age to Nieces's eldest, rather than her (his cousin)

my great-nieces are 6 1/2 & 1 1/2, niece is 30ish


(I was in my early/mid 30's when I had DS)
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