Yesterday was Chip’s third birthday, and in true last-minute-mom fashion I spent yesterday afternoon at a toy store looking for his gifts.
I know some people don’t do this, but I always get a little something for the other two boys even when it isn’t their birthday. Nothing fancy, just a little something-something to unwrap.
Lately Robbie has been talking a lot about different skin colors, and I saw a dark-skinned set of wooden doll house people. Robbie loves playing imaginitive games with little people and animals, so I thought this would be the perfect choice for him. They even used appropriate hair instead of just black versions of what was on the the blond dolls, and the manufacturer had used a nice stain on the wood to get a rich looking color too, not just paint.
But I picked up the box to look closer, and this is what I saw.
Doesn’t it seem odd that they took the time to do a decent job on the face and hair and then just stuck it on a caucasian body? I was really disappointed in this lack of attention to a non-trivial detail and chose a different toy to purchase.