Birthday present question

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Birthday present question

Postby qbm » 19 Jul 2016, 20:44

This is totally dull - sorry!

E is desperate for a telescope for her 5th birthday. She's been asking for one for ages. Not quite sure what prompted it and I thought she'd forget about it by the time her birthday came round but no, she really wants a telescope. Thing is, it's summer. In Scotland. It's not even dark when we go to bed so she'll not get any use out of it. I mentioned this to her a few days ago but she said she still wanted a telescope.

Do I tell her she's going to end up with a present she can't use? Save that one for Christmas and suggest... a microscope or something if she has no other ideas??

Feels a bit mean but a telescope in August will be pointless!
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Re: Birthday present question

Postby Kanga » 19 Jul 2016, 20:50

My dd just got a telescope last week. We have said to her that it will be good in the winter with early darkness etc but she's enjoyed looking at the leaves/birds etc in the daylight so not totally useless.
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Re: Birthday present question

Postby qbm » 19 Jul 2016, 20:54

Tell me more! What kind did you get? I've bookmarked an old thread on here with lots of info so I have some idea of what I'm looking for. And of course, I'd forgotten that it can be used for other things. Thanks for the reminder!
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Re: Birthday present question

Postby lisbeth » 19 Jul 2016, 21:12

Just a thought, but the moon is awesome through a telescope, and twilight would be ok for that I'd think.
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Re: Birthday present question

Postby Kanga » 20 Jul 2016, 08:31

I'll go & find the box later & let you know which make it is (we didn't buy it!) The other dd was keen on was binoculars so if you didn't want a telescope yet maybe that would be a good interim?
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Re: Birthday present question

Postby qbm » 20 Jul 2016, 09:49

Good point lisbeth.

Thanks Kanga - no rush though. I spoke to her this morning and as soon as I mentioned the word Santa (as opposed to just Christmas) she decided she really wanted Santa to bring the telescope and was happy with a microscope for her birthday. Will sound her out again later though!
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Re: Birthday present question

Postby Treeb » 20 Jul 2016, 12:30

Another option could be binoculars if she doesn't have a pair yet.
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Re: Birthday present question

Postby yorkshirepudding » 21 Jul 2016, 08:32

No idea how much they cost, but my fil just bought a small digital microscope so you can attach it to the tv, v cool for looking at insects, and anything Moo can find! Easy to share what you can see and help explain it.
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Re: Birthday present question

Postby qbm » 21 Jul 2016, 15:22

Oh wow! That sounds great. Will have a look around. Thank you.
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Re: Birthday present question

Postby Brigitte » 23 Jul 2016, 01:45

I love my kiddos! Two April girls (2011 and 2013) and a May boy (2016). I guess we have spring babies in this family.
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