Where have all my values gone?Long ago, when my eldest was a baby, I had these values. No toy weapons, ever. My kids would never be exposed to violent media. No licensed toys, and certainly no plastic, crappy, made in China toys. My kids would have wooden and cloth toys ( preferably from reclaimed products) that stimulated their imginations in a calm, peaceful way. NOTHING electronic and noisy.
Now, 8 years later, I am ashamed to admit the presents Turbo got for his birthday. A toy lightsaber, a Darth Vadar sprinkler, a bubble blaster, and an electronic Revenge of the Sith book. Oh, and a very cool book of illustrated King Arthur stories. The only educational toys he got were bought by other people.
But he's one happy little Jedi.