Some toy designers must be either naive or incredibly pervy, because there are a lot of children’s toys that look like sex toys. Here are seven. You’re welcome. More
Topic: children’s toys
My toddler has a room full of toys. I promise you, we don’t even buy him that much – I’m just really bad at getting rid of things he doesn’t play with and most toys hold his interest for about two minutes. That’s why I felt compelled to write this post. I finally found some toys he loves, and if any of you out there also have a finicky child who turns his head up at everything, I thought you might be able to use these recommendations. More
Your kid doesn’t get a Frozen doll. Too bad boo hoo, now they will grow up and hate you. That’s what you get parents, that is what you get! But I have a solution for you, oh boy do I ever, because I’m an amazingly smart person and I will share my wisdom with you so your dumb kid will stop whining about their dumb lack of Disney branded bullshit you will end up donating by next Easter anyway. More
After a flurry of press, you may haveÂ readÂ theÂ veryÂ importantÂ newsÂ that some parents are flipping out over the shortage of “Frozen” merchandise on theÂ Disney Store Facebook page. As a person with specialized skills in observing crazy parents on Facebook, I spent some time sifting through the madness to reveal the depths of the months-long outrage. More
Initially I didn’t ascribe anything to it, but notably absent from that setÂ is Black Widow, the only female Avenger. In Winter Soldier, the only character with more screen time than her was Captain America himself, which makes her a much more significant character in the franchise than either Hulk or Hawkeye. If there is one thing that Disney does more and better than anyone else, it’s product tie-ins. There is no way the developers responsible for this set didn’t know that Black Widow was important in the movies. More
Oh my. What is a parent to do? It’s hard to keep up with all the ways Satan is trying to infiltrate the lives of our children. First, he used graham crackers and now Legos? When will it end, dark master of the underworld?
Barbie is problematic for many reasons. She is tall and beautiful and amazingly thin. She is perfect. For a plastic doll she is perfect. For an iconic image of female beauty she is perfect. She is also plastic. And she was created for young girls to play with. Which is why placing her in the Sport’s Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit edition is also problematic.
If you are still shopping and you are having a hard time finding inspiration for gifts – I thought I would remind you about some of the amazing toys we had when we were kids. Admittedly, some of the stuff was pretty weird – but a lot of it was awesome and still exists. More
In retrospect, now that I no longer have an eight pound baby sitting on top of my bladder, I’m happy that my son has his own birth month outside of the holiday season. But, after the excitement of Christmas dies down, I have no freaking clue what to get the kid for his birthday. More
Instead, this list is about the worst gifts for kids. Not all kids, like I said, I canât speak to that. But the worst gifts to buy your own children. I donât give a shit what my neighbors give their kids. At least not until my son sees whatever cool new toy Rohan-across-the-streetâs parents bought him and starts waking me up in the middle of the night screaming for it. More
Hypothetically, the only reason Iâd ever face holiday-deal shopping in one of those nightmare stores would be if my two-year-old nephew wanted a toy that could only be purchased off the shelf. Since he lives in the U.K., if whatever toy the kids go crazy over wasnât available there, Iâd be stuck playing aggressive tug-of-war with some moms and dads at Walmart. I love that little dingus and he loves Elmo. If 2013 was the year of Tickle-Me-Elmo, Iâd do whatever it took to secure one for him. More
The irony of this particular âproblemâ is not lost on me. Iâm not so oblivious that Iâm actually complaining about the fact that my child can recognize how thoroughly her needs are met that she doesnât whine for more. Obviously, I think thatâs pretty bitchinâ. More
My baby has no concept of what Christmas actually is. He’ll probably be overjoyed just to get a sippy cup in his stocking that he can gnaw on for the remainder of the day. As my kids get older and start to understand what Christmas is all about, I’ll be happy to buy them the number one gift on their list (within reason). Until then, practical Christmas gifts will have to do. Bah Humbug? More
A doll and book run around 110 clams. I like the fact the dolls come with a book. I like the fact that dolls look like little girls, and as far as I can tell, none of them are wearing fishnets or stilettos. I like the fact the dolls have a historical aspect to them. But what I don’t like is how any additional junk you buy for the dolls is way expensive. More