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    Its Going To Be A Long Christmas

    Anyone else already got this feeling? Found out my father is getting my oldest a Kindle. Something about $129 for today only or some such. Also found out my mother is getting my oldest an electric scooter. So you know what immediately came to mind. Yep, my ten year old could be texting and driving for the holidays. Instead of visions of sugar plums, I'm seeing ER visits and casts in my heir's future.
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    A motorized scooter for a ten year old? Sounds lethal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
    Anyone else already got this feeling? Found out my father is getting my oldest a Kindle. Something about $129 for today only or some such. Also found out my mother is getting my oldest an electric scooter. So you know what immediately came to mind. Yep, my ten year old could be texting and driving for the holidays. Instead of visions of sugar plums, I'm seeing ER visits and casts in my heir's future.
    enforce a family tradition of not really giving presents at christmas.

    I usually get nothing for christmas, or maybe shampoo or toothpaste if I'm running low.

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    Puzzles me why a 10-year old would need either of those. Maybe tell your folks to next time consult you on the gifts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    Puzzles me why a 10-year old would need either of those. Maybe tell your folks to next time consult you on the gifts.
    though on the "expensive" (im not talking about compared to iphone or ps3/xbox) side i dont think its not appropirate, a kindle might enforce reading and frankly i dont want to see anyone older than 12 on a scooter.

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    Oh just because they get a present, doesn't mean they actually get to "play" with them.

    I require that they do well at school to earn time with the cool toys. Considering how my oldest behaves at school? I'm fairly confident that neither that kindle nor scooter will be seeing any use anytime soon.

    Still, couldn't help but immediately picture a texting and driving scenario.
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    My mother came to be about letting me know she was getting my brothers a dsi & some skylanders game for the wii for them...

    2x dsi
    2x ds games if not more
    1x skylander game with probably an action figure or 2 with it.

    I'm not begging for anything but a vacuum (I haven't vacuumed my home in almost 3 months...ew).

    I know they're just kids but...wow

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    When I was 12 I got a skillet for Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
    Anyone else already got this feeling? Found out my father is getting my oldest a Kindle. Something about $129 for today only or some such. Also found out my mother is getting my oldest an electric scooter. So you know what immediately came to mind. Yep, my ten year old could be texting and driving for the holidays. Instead of visions of sugar plums, I'm seeing ER visits and casts in my heir's future.
    Texting? You don't seem to know what a Kindle is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    When I was 12 I got a skillet for Christmas.
    I don't get it did your parents want you to cook for them lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam the Wiser View Post
    I don't get it did your parents want you to cook for them lol.
    no, my mom wanted a new skillet for herself, so she was like "look what Santa got you this year"

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    Kindles aren't mobiles. They're e-books. No texting possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porcell View Post
    Texting? You don't seem to know what a Kindle is...
    True, never really got into the tablet thing. Can you text on a Kindle Fire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
    Anyone else already got this feeling? Found out my father is getting my oldest a Kindle. Something about $129 for today only or some such. Also found out my mother is getting my oldest an electric scooter. So you know what immediately came to mind. Yep, my ten year old could be texting and driving for the holidays. Instead of visions of sugar plums, I'm seeing ER visits and casts in my heir's future.
    Texting? You don't seem to know what a Kindle is. He'll be reading on it, maybe watching videos on it, possibly Facebook. But it's wi-fi only, so he won't be tooling down the street "texting" on his Kindle Fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porcell View Post
    Texting? You don't seem to know what a Kindle is...
    The new models can send text messages, or at least use apps that allow messages.

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    I think people who are texting on Kindles aren't enjoying their product very much.

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    The new models can send text messages, or at least use apps that allow messages.
    Did not know that. The Kindle Fire ones? That's strange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    The new models can send text messages.
    Why on earth would people want texting on an e-book?

    The last thing I want when reading is to be disturbed by someone bothering me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    The new models can send text messages, or at least use apps that allow messages.
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410590,00.asp

    Like I said (in my apparently double post for some reason instead of an edit), it's Wi-fi.

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    What happened to good old books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angarin View Post
    My mother came to be about letting me know she was getting my brothers a dsi & some skylanders game for the wii for them...

    2x dsi
    2x ds games if not more
    1x skylander game with probably an action figure or 2 with it.

    I'm not begging for anything but a vacuum (I haven't vacuumed my home in almost 3 months...ew).

    I know they're just kids but...wow
    Ugh, my kids are freaking out over Skylanders. I guess its the new pokemon or something.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    no, my mom wanted a new skillet for herself, so she was like "look what Santa got you this year"
    My folks did the same crap with me. Which makes it feel a little odd that they are spoiling the grandkids so much. Maybe its genetic.
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    Who had almost stood up to the vicious Chicken of Bristol.
    And who had personally wet himself, at the Battle of Badon Hill.

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