Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Yea, um noooooo....

No offense to French toy makers or doll-owning boys, but my son will be getting the only three toys a boy ever needs (original story to follow):

1. Metal-tipped lawn darts

2. Fisher-Price Power Wheels Motorcycle

3. Parris Bow and Arrow Set

While some families enjoy recreating the Renaissance, dressing their kin up like 15th Century knights and wizards, I appear to be training Tenzin for a full-length recreation of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

So long as the little guy doesn't grow up to be an alcoholic, cop abusing, anti-Semite, I don't think I'll have any problems with my style of parenting.

The best-known toymaker in France is seeking to counter the spread of video games by encouraging boys to play with dolls.

Corolle has launched a campaign to persuade les filles to return to a product that they are abandoning and les garçons to join them.

The company says that it hopes to prepare toddlers for an adult life as New Men — caring, sharing and looking after babies.

It also wants to boost flagging sales by tapping into an untouched market for its poupées.

Rest of the article HERE.

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