Baby Doll Color?

Have any of you ever got a toy for your child that wasn’t really, um, intended for them? Like perhaps a gender specific toy for the opposite sex? After all, there are plenty of people who don’t even reveal the gender of their baby so he/she can choose for themselves. I see where they are going with it. A bit extreme, but I see.

Well, not quite the same situation, but my Little Miss got a baby doll for Christmas last year that is, well, black. An African American Cabbage Patch doll to be exact (and politically correct).

Did it bother me? No. In fact, I thought it was great. What better way to teach her to be color blind then by showing her there is no difference?

We didn’t really think much of it until one day at the grocery store when Ryan heard a couple talking about her baby doll. They specifically commented on the color of the doll. Really? It’s 2013, people.  Well, needless to say Ryan would have said something if he wasn’t with our toddler, the sponge. But, it really troubled him.

Sometimes I think that we can truly accept all people who aren’t like us, and then other times I realize we have a long way to go. In every aspect, not just race.

I think I agree with Morgan Freeman: Perhaps it’s time to stop giving it so much attention.

To the couple at the grocery store: I’m fully aware of the doll my daughter is carrying around, I’m not color blind. But hopefully, she will be.

Her doll that she adores

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About Rana Mancini Cavanaugh

Rana is a Chic Mama dedicated to helping other Mama's live a fuller, happier, healthier life through this blog. She is proud to announce she just finished an eBook on how to travel with kids and is finishing up her first novel. She is a happy wife to her sweetheart since the fourth grade and Mama to a lovely little girl. Happy Travels! xo

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