FYI – This is a personal rant. Read on and chime in; this will definitely prove to be a whopper of a conversation!
It seems our little friend is into “Monster High“. Not sure what “Monster High” is? Yeah; I wasn’t so clued in either. It is a line of Barbie-like dolls who are also monsters; vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and more. What caught my attention the most were the slogans on the box, “Freaky Got Fabulous”,”Be Yourself, Be Unique, Be a Monster!”, and “Where Screams Come True!” Um; wow!
Now, I fully realize these are only meant for play and, perhaps, I am taking this just a bit too far, but this whole notion just disgusts me. Why, oh why, would I encourage my child to be a monster? Why would I want them to be a freak?
I am all for being unique; no problem with that one. We are unique already. I am all for being yourself. I just don’t see why we would encourage our children to be monsters. Trust me, they are monstrous enough without the added encouragement.
These are akin to those “Bratz” dolls that were so popular a little while back; another concept which baffles me. It seems we are spending a great deal of time and money encouraging our children to be the lowest forms of themselves instead of the best. Whatever happened to wanting our kids to remain innocent? What happened to wholesome play time?
Well, enough ranting. Suffice it to say my children will not be owning these dolls or anything like them. I would prefer to offer material that builds their minds and souls rather than indulge in this nonsense.
What’s your take? Are you a “Monster High” fan?