It’s a crying shame when you’re trying to find a Christmas present for a little kid and you’re stuck with choosing between the following:
- Bratz Doll
- High School Musical Doll
- Bratz Purse
- High School Musical Purse
Christmas presents for girls never seem to advance in appropriate recommended age increments either. I found a great Littlest Pet Shop thingy that my 6 year old daughter wanted and looked at the package and noticed it said “4 years and up”. Now wait a minute, I know every girl in first grade and every girl in the neighborhood is a Littlest Pet Shop addict. How can they be 2 years too old?
I know what you’re thinking, it says “… and up” but you always deal with the low age threshold when talking about toys. Everybody knows that.
Now boys toys on the other hand seem to have sufficient age increments according to the varying degree of violence associated with the toy. For example, Nerf darts that can shoot 35 feet are properly labeled for a younger age than the Nerf full armored assault sniper version that hit targets from 60 feet away.
It only makes sense that the more violent mega-Nerf destructo assault unit would be assigned to older children who have the physical strength to strap the killing machine to themselves and walk around with it. A four year old could not physically handle the machine let alone survive the Nerf blasts it unleashes. The recoil alone would knock a small child to the ground.
And as my last “biggest complaint” about Christmas presents for girls… enough with the pink.