Something I never really noticed before becoming a parent was how heavily gendered toys can be. The impact of this on the way children play and develop is clear for all to see. Not too long after I became a dad and started blogging, I became aware of the Let Toys Be Toys campaign.
May I ask how your Christmas preparations are going? I am just turning my mind to it now. I’ve written a list of gifts to buy and have started writing cards. I’m also going to be arranging for us to participate in a ‘reverse advent’ so we donate something to a nearby charity each day
We have a growing problem in our house. I want to know if it’s one you are familiar with. It’s an issue with my daughters’ soft toys which are breeding at an uncontrollable rate.
Tearing along the path on my two-wheeled scooter, I would hit the occasional bump. On doing so, the scooter and I would leap into the air. Each time I landed, I would look back to my daughter Izzy, who was a short distance behind, throw my fist into the air and shout “Oh yeah!”