Yep, a "Barbie" doll. Victor really wanted a Barbie, and asked for one constantly. Well as you can guess, this did not bode will with DH (DaHusband). He couldn't figure out why his tough as nails son wants a "girl toy." He pretty much said that "we" are not getting a Barbie for our son.
One afternoon, Victor and AJ were with me in a local thrift store. The boys went right to the toy section while I looked at getting some clothing for them. Lo and behold, the 4 year old zeroes in on the one lonely African American Barbie left on a shelf dressed in her finest pink dress. Victor looked at me with the biggest grin on his face as he held up his dream girl. Of course I bought it (a bargain at $2).
|Not Victor's Barbie, but close.|
Over the course of a few days my son studied his Barbie. By that I mean he stripped her of all of her clothing, and then proceeded to toss her abound a bit, cut the hair, and tore off the arms. By then DH was not as upset that his son wanted a Barbie for Christmas, and my son lost interest in a toy that does nothing.
My son Victor is now 17, AJ is 15, and Leo is 12. They still want toys that "do stuff."
Would you buy a "Barbie" for your son?
Mom to 3 boys and
Wife to Another!