Sunday, 12 October 2008

The Pink Train Set...... ?

My two year old daughters' birthday party his week end and amongst the gifts and toys various, (from a fluffy polar bear through to Winnie the Pooh) was the star toy of a pink train set! This came complete with a handbag store, clothes store and an ice cream parlour........ and a pink train and various pastel coloured vehicles such as the lilac van...
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Teaching girls that there are no barriers for future careers and opportunities and that they can succeed in any career is a message that can take years. Presumably therefore, this should start early.
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I can't help thinking that there is something wrong here, girls and train sets are fine... but pastel colours and shops seem to be preparing her for a future life of shopping - is this wise I ask my self?
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But there again- she is only two and she just loves it! Maybe that is all that matters.

This post has achieved hundred of hits already - so see also the post entitled 'The Pink Screwdriver'
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4 comments:

Michelle Coppage said...

Where can I find this train set? I love it!!!

Gareth Long said...

Hi - so amy times have people emailed asking for details of this...

We got it it at Toys-R-Us.... I checked on-line a few months ago for someone else and it was there, but I could not find it on-line today.

I have also seen them on the shelves in the store -(but rarely go there so.......)

Perhaps it has fallen victim to the 'anti-pink- brigade? (who are clearly bonkers! -what's wrong with pink? says my oldest daughter)

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