Last year, I wrote about gender-specific toys.
An incorrectly titled post, in hindsight. Really, it was about gender-targeted toys. Toys marketed along gender-specific lines, with girls expected to play with dolls, ponies, vacuum cleaners and all things pink, while boys play with trucks, planes, blocks and all things blue.
My daughter wanted an ironing board. A particular ironing board. A (groan) pink one.
She wanted it for a very long time. So Santa delivered one.
And marketing schmarketing. Gender-targeting schmender-schmargeting. You can’t argue with these smiles.
I love my girl, and I love making her smile. Now, I just hope that the actual ironing makes her smile just as much in approximately ten years. (We’ll have to work on her ‘hand-ironing’ technique before then, though.)
What did your child(ren) get for Christmas? Did it make them smile?