To a child, taking away their new toy
and promising a replacement, (after a few weeks) is like taking away their puppy. Or it might be similar to taking away a wedding ring and saying, "Don't worry, Honey, I'll have one back to you REAL soon - and THIS one will be soooo much better!"
Yet many children across the nation will be faced with the same situation as parents play tug'o'war with their kids' prized dolls
and toy trucks
in the wake of Chinese exports
found to be hazardous
to children. Some of these toys have been found tainted
with lead paint
and having small parts
that present a choking hazard
. And much of this is in answer to our desire for cheaper and cheaper toys from Walmart
I have a solution. Let's all boycott these "cheap" expensive toys our kids have got to have and try to acquire vintage Raggedy Ann
dolls. They're safe, reliable, and if my kid sister's experience with them some 40 years ago are any indication, a whole lot of fun to play with.