I bought something out of desperation today……new Legos for Boo. The only reason that I bought them is because I am buried trying to finish up a big project launching soon and I knew they would occupy her for about 6 hours straight. Guess what? It worked. She played with Legos…..for six. hours. straight. She built every single picture in the Lego book.
Of all the Lego choices, I talked her into getting the “pink” Lego set. The one with the horse, the pots and pans, and all the flowers. They should have thrown in a vacuum and a sewing machine. And a baby doll and a wedding dress. That would have made it even cuter…..and yes, even more gender specific.
I don’t have a problem with that kind of stuff. I got a lot of flack at Christmas time for my DIY stocking stuffer roundups being too stereotyped:
Girls: a first sewing kit, toy makeup, baby doll diapers, etc.
Boys: marshmallow guns, wallets, and car shaped crayons, etc.
I wasn’t sure how to respond because: I like sewing, makeup and babies. I’m not that interested in a bi-fold wallet or cars. I would, however, use the marshmallow gun. I’m not trying to change the world here. Some of Boo’s past stocking stuffers? Well……there was a harmonica, a polar bear that pooped jelly beans, a slingshot, animal socks to start. I think I’m smart enough to choose things that she’d like….not because someone has labeled it girl or boy.
I’m sure that there are many people that have a problem with the pink Lego set being marketed towards girls. I’m more worried by the fact that I totally bribed my kid today…..
If I buy you these Legos will you play quietly all day so Mommy can finish her work?
Anyway, I guess what I’m trying to get at is that I’m glad there are cute pink Lego sets. It’s great that there are options. And if I had a little boy I’d probably talk him into buying the cute pink set too…….just like I’m trying to talk Boo into saving up for the $400 Lego Death Star.
P.S. I shamelessly linked the $400 Lego Death Star to Amazon secretly hoping that about 50 of you will buy it. Then I can afford to buy one….or at least the Millennium Falcon.
P.P.S. If I could raise about a trillion dollars maybe we could raise the REAL Millennium Falcon from the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
P.P.P.S. My nephews have the Death Star. No one’s allowed to touch it.