Just a few observations from my day; big props to the Children’s Place for having the space commander costume right next to all the other costumes for little girls at the store.
Massive fail to WalMart and Monster High for having this costume in a size 4-6. (Any size really, but seriously!)
A mixed review for “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” by Kevin Henkes. I really loved how her career options included surgeon or ambulance driver, but my face did this when the options were “surgeon, ambulance driver, diva.”
Just to make sure we understand that little girls can aspire to be “divas,” he says it again at the end. “She really did want to be a teacher when she grew up. That is, when she didn’t want to be a dancer or a surgeon or an ambulance driver or a diva or a pilot or a hairdresser or a scuba diver…”
One of those is not like the others. Diva is not a career choice. Not for little girls. Not for little boys. Not for anyone.