I blog about horror, monsters, vampires, witches and stuff like that. I enjoy webcomics like Eerie Cuties, Magick Chicks, School Bites and Shadow Girls. One of my favorite games is Witch Girls Adventures.
So it should be no surprise really that I know about the Monster High Dolls from Mattel. No, I don't own any of them (they don't have any witches from what I can tell) but I do get emails about them from readers letting me know about them.
But that is not why I am talking about them today.
I was reading this post from OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS about a father that wouldn't buy his daughter a Usagi Yojimbo doll. Being a parent myself I have spent a lot of time in the toy stores (really that is my honest reason!) and I have seen a lot of parents do some really dumb things and same some really stupid shit about toys their kids wanted to buy.
Though there is one that will always stick in my mind. I was at Target one day this last month or so. I forgot what it was I getting, but I was walking past the cash registers and there was this little boy, no more than 3 or 4 really. In his hand was one of these Monster Dolls. The look on his face as he looked down at his new doll and hugged it was priceless. He was so in love with his little monster girl. The mother, as any parent who has ever been in a Target, looked tired but she was obviously getting the toy for the little guy.
It really made me smile to see this little guy so happy and it made me feel good that this mother wasn't bowing to the pressure of buying a "Girl's Toy" for a little boy.