Archive for December 2010
Honestly? It wouldn’t have occurred to me to buy the Oprah-narrated nature DVD-series “Life” for my 7-year-old, but a friend gave it to Daisy for the holidays and she LOVES it. There’s some alternative yet mainstream culture for your daughter…
Melanie Thernstrom’s beautiful, thoughtful piece on creating a family through third party reproduction. Best piece on the subject I’ve read.
Hair extensions for 5-year-olds? A friend just saw this in a salon in S.F. (yes he did!) and snapped the pic.
Barbie’s carbon footprint. This makes me almost feel bad for the old girl.
So I saw this toy in radio shack. Teacup Piggies. They are little pink pigs with pink and white bows and an outfit (in the case of this one, a leotard with a purple top and silver lame tutu). Their gimmick is that they talk when you press their noses. Here is what the one named “Princess” says. “My name is Princess. I want to be a princess!” “I’m going to marry a Prince!” “I’m going to live in a beautiful castle!” “I want to have a party” (said sort of whiny) “Can I wear my new outfit to the party?” “I like your outfit.” “Would you take a picture of me?” I swear to God. Oh, and did I mention that before every phrase she OINKS??????
Great idea or bloody disaster?
For all my writer/editor friends…
Mastercard’s holiday “excitement” spot features an interracial family without comment. Love that.