View Full Version : What do your grandparents think of your collection?

03-19-2008, 02:19 PM
My grandfather is going to be coming over in a short while and I was wondering what he'd think of my room. But then after a while I also started wondering if I should start putting some of it away. Not because of shame but because he doesn't know about it yet. Also, especially considering that his wife passed away a few weeks ago, I'd rather avoid a possible argument.

But then I began to wonder, what do your grandparents think of your collection and your collecting?

03-19-2008, 02:54 PM
lol.. good topic. My family knows I collect toys(grandparents included) They don't pretend to understand but they do feel it's better then wasting my money on things like crack ;)

03-19-2008, 03:00 PM
my grandparents and the rest of my family know....what do they think i'm not really sure...(not that i care)...they pretty much leave me alone then again i am the black sheep of the family

03-19-2008, 03:09 PM
I keep mine in the closet

03-19-2008, 03:10 PM
same here, my father is really on my ass though about playing the stock market and stop spending money on all the collections i got going...i'm starting to believe him. i have had a really fun year though , re-living the 80's it's been fun . my pops says if i put as much energy as i do into toys into the stock market i'd be a billionaire...i think he's jealous :) when they visit for the holidays, his eyes get huge and he just says LOOK AT ALL THIS STUFF same line everytime.

lol.. good topic. My family knows I collect toys(grandparents included) They don't pretend to understand but they do feel it's better then wasting my money on things like crack ;)

03-19-2008, 03:59 PM
parents don't mind...my dad always said "how old are you?" thats all i hear other than that my grandparents know and don't care :)

03-19-2008, 04:01 PM
my grandfather collects anything and everything....(coffee mugs, magnets, hats, Guns, Playboys 50-to date, 45 record, this is just some of the stuff i have seen)

Vagabond Elf
03-19-2008, 04:12 PM
Well, all but one of my grandmothers are dead, and she's never really seen my toys, so I don' t know what they think.

My mother figures it's my life and if that's how I want to spend my money, that's my right; she knows I take care of the mortgage, bills and groceries first.

I don't think my dad's been in my house more than once, so he may well have never noticed...

03-19-2008, 04:20 PM
My parents....

I'd agree with most of the quotes above. I'm an adult, I work hard for my money, I don't smoke, drink, go clubbing or fight in the streets which are pretty much the only popular hobbies around here.

My parents and my wife may not understand my various hobbies, but they know it keeps me happy and they know that I'd ditch any and all of them in a heartbeat if it would help any of them in any way.

Anyone I know who can't deal with in the same way... the hell with them. I can find new friends who will accept me just the way I am!

Just my 2 cents

03-19-2008, 08:19 PM
Stupid pieces of plastic

Hmm...but they could buy and sell your butt though

Wylde Weezle
03-19-2008, 08:36 PM
Just one grandparent left, and she's in her mid 80s and living in the Philippines. She's doing pretty good to remember who I am.
My parents are grandparents now...they hardly notice or don't care about my toy collecting. They do ask me why I need 8 guitars, 3 basses and two drum sets LOL

03-19-2008, 08:41 PM
My grandmother does not mind...but my parents want me to seek profesional help!

03-19-2008, 08:49 PM
She don't care as long as i doesn't get out of hand.

03-19-2008, 09:11 PM
Yeah, my remaining set of GPs would probably just shake their heads. To them I'm kinda the "winner" of the grandchildren (first one to graduate college, first one to NOT give them an illegitimate grandchild, first one to get married, first one to GIVE them a legitimate grandchild, first one to have a "good" job, etc etc), so they really don't care what I do as long as the important stuff is in place.