Tag Archives: kids

Gender Roles in Toys

13 Feb

I’m not going to claim that I know anything about kids or parenting, but I have always thought that kid’s toys send the wrong message at times.

A couple weeks ago JC and I were out having some adult beverages after an amazing concert of hers. Before heading home we decided to grab a quick bite, and nothing is better quick drunk food than a McDonalds Happy Meal!

It just so happened that they were doing a boy toy and a girl toy. So we got one of each.

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I remember the hot wheels vs Barbies from when I was a kid!

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Both toys came with stickers! But wait a minute. What’s wrong with Barbie?

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She is a doctor, but she seems to be wearing something I would expect from Spencers on Halloween. Look at that skirt! What real doc wears that? Mine sure doesn’t! Well actually that is a good thing because my doctor is a dude.

Also, did you look at the stickers? The boy set is flames and skulls, but for Doctor Barbie? A stethoscope and one of those ear light things as you would expect. But wait, there is more! A pacifier, baby bottle and a brand new baby!

So she is dressed like a stripper doctor and has a baby? Or she is in “her place” taking care of babies? I just don’t get it I guess. Hey little girl, you can be a doctor and take care of babies, but that’s it!

Maybe it is good that I don’t have kids. I’d be buying them all the wrong toys…

My Perfect Valentine!

16 Feb

Monday was an amazing Valentine’s Day with the love of my life ,Jenny Cate! We did dinner and a movie and exchanged very similar presents!

Dinner was at Seasons 52. Wow! I absolutely love that place! This was actually our third visit in the past couple months. The first was just a date night and was JC’s first visit. Then we went for my mom’s birthday. I had something different each time and can’t complain about a single item on any course. They were all delicious!

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WOOT OFF!!!

8 Dec

If you have read my blog at all, you know what Woot! is. Check out Woot! today for something they don’t normally do, sell more than one thing!

Today they will continue to list new items every time an item sells out!!

Also, check out kids.woot and deals.woot, Woot!’s two newest sites!

I told you I was going to try to post more often!!

Cutest Thing You Will See Today!

22 Feb

Today I am off to Busch Garden’s Bud & BBQ event with my parents. Miranda Lambert is playing tonight and my mom REALLY wants to go, and I don’t mind beer nor BBQ. Throw in a couple roller coasters and I’m there.

Before I left I wanted to leave yall with something that is crafty, geeky, cute AND AWESOME!

This is a 6-foot long Guitar Hero inspired scarf made by The Domestic Scientist. Read all about it at this post. By the way, that blog has one of the cutest tag lines ever “Mad Science With a Hint of Nutmeg.”

Enjoy!

Another kid rant

12 Jun

So I eat at fast food restaurants way too much, I admit it! Over the last few months I’ve started seeing something that I don’t recall ever seeing before and in the last week I’ve seen it multiple times. What have I seen? Children under 8 ordering in the drive thru…

Yes, parents are choosing to pull forward, roll down the back window and allow their small child order. I have  a couple problems with this: First, shouldn’t the parents have some sort of control over what their children are eating? Second, it ALWAYS causes communication problems. Children don’t speak the same as adults. Children don’t normally speak as clearly, nor do they have the full size lungs to project their voice the same. They just don’t.

So please, if you have a small child order for them. Or, have them tell you what they want, and then you can tell the drive thru operator. Let’s not make the job any more difficult for them…they really don’t make that much money!