My guess is everybody else in the world was already aware of this, but I just found out that I finally got something I wanted this year for Xmas. Â And not a moment too soon as far as I am concerned, Bratz dolls are no more. Â
Now I have to admit, this has been a troublesome issue for me. Â On the one hand, I hated those little trampy dolls. Â On the other hand, as I have had discussions with other people, people that seem to have a hatred almost as deep for Barbie, it got me thinking. Â At first I never understood how anybody could allow their daugher to own these little tramps. Â But, when I was on the other side of the argument with people that made the same or similar arguments against Barbie, Â I realized how it really came down to a level of threshholds. (Though you will never convince me that Barbie, which at least has “careers” and the such are as bad as these Bratz that instill no values what-so-ever, but again, purely a point of view).
Lately, it has gotten a bit tougher with LatteGirl as well. Â She couldn’t uderstand our ban on the dolls, and while she accepted that she wasn’t allowed to have them, she was quick to point out that other friends of hers do have them, and that they “aren’t so bad,” and how disappointed she was that she could not have them.
I tried to counter with High School Musical figures, Kim Possible dolls (she can do anything), and even went the route of American Girl Dolls. Â While she likes all of them, she still was a bit bent on this issue. Â Now (well at least once this Xmas passes), the issue will be no more, and I must admit I am quite happy about it.