There are days I wish so much for a daughter that it almost hurts. Then, there are the other days . . . .
My boys have really gotten into Diego lately so we spend some time every day watching Nickelodeon. I rarely get the TV shut off in time to avoid all of the commercials, and this latest product has put me over the edge for brain exploding madness.
I am sure I'll hear from all you mothers of girls out there telling me this is harmless. And with all the R E A L things to worry about in the world, you are probably right. Still, I can't help but think that you are setting yourself up for disaster allowing your daughter to play with a product that encourages spending money on princessy-stuff. The commercial is completely disturbing as girls in princess garb use their "debit" cards to buy jewelry and tiaras. What killed me is that the amazon.com product reviews were all about how parents didn't feel like the product worked very well.
I guess the parents who put their foot down on this kind of thing just didn't comment. And I'm really not sure what it is about this particular item. I have often though various cash register toys (especially in combination with food) were cute and could be good play to learn tools. I don't know, maybe the Disney cash register reflects what I wouldn't want my daughter to learn . . .
Now, I'm sure I've offended some of you. And if you saw the copious amounts of train related paraphenelia at my house you would probably say, "Who has fallen for every commercial trick of the American advertising industry?"