23.1.11

The "Princess" phase.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/books/review/Paul-t.html

...a toy fair, held at the Javits Center in New York, at which the merchandise for girls seems to come in only one color: pink jewelry boxes, pink vanity mirrors, pink telephones, pink hair dryers, pink fur stoles. “Is all this pink really necessary?” Orenstein finally asks a sales rep.
“Only if you want to make money,” he replies.
Makes me want to raise kids only out in the backwoods or countryside. To hell with this commercialized childhood. Make toys. Read books. Run around and play outside.
No wait - we need DVDs.
And stacks of Disney this or that.
And medications in case they don't feel the need to go to school or have this or that new disorder.
And Chinese mothering.

Whatever.

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