Sadly the colour preference is not the only bone of contention in our house. In a place where I am a clear minority, other things that I was dying to buy upon arrival of my kids, could not see the light of the day. For instance, I had my heart set on buying Barbies for my kids. Now imagine a house, where little boys can not watch Dora. What chance did I have of buying anything resembling her? This is particularly unfortunate as my eldest loved to play with dolls in his kindy when he was 3, and also 4. Go figure.
Another favourite of both of my boys activity was to play house. Also those tall kitchen sets that have life-size pictures of girls smiling from ear to ear, were extremely popular. At one time, after getting my approval, my eldest approached his dad for a request of purchasing a doll house. That was met with a ‘is-he-out-of-his-mind’ stare, directed at me. The the doll house was actually rather lovely; a brown, wooden play thing and also unisex. He wants it still. He is nearly 7.
Hmm, would it be out of question to buy them dress up clothes? I think I might make a case tomorrow.