ok, i am really struggling today. i have a confession to make. i...hate...dora the explorer.
i reeeeeeeeeeally hate her. i have a 15 month old. she adores this big-headed girl who never changes clothes and totes around a disease-hosting monkey that talks. i dread when her show comes on. but as of late, it's become much more serious. i now hate shopping in mass retail stores because of dora. she's EVERYWHERE!!! and for some time now, my daughter has been able to recognize her (or boots the monkey) from 7.2 miles away and goes insane with excitement. she screams "DOOR! DOOR!" and squeals in the highest pitched screech like a monkey for boots. if i'm allowing her to walk on her own, she'll stop dead in her tracks and enter this haze refusing to move if she stumbles upon a dora item.
let me first say, i am not a fan of character items period. it becomes a disease. but regardless of which character it is, my kid will not have
and definitely not
and it doesn't stop there...there's little training panties, socks, all sorts of clothes, night lights, stickers, umbrellas, cups and all kinds of plateware, the list is endless! (p.s. doesn't that second dora cake look like it rode the short bus to the party?) i just can't take the sensory overload, plus i think it looks tacky. i realize it may be hard, but when my daughter is of age, i will ask her to choose a color or theme to her bedroom, no characters allowed. not to mention, i think it's quite creepy to have someone's face everywhere...sleeping on it, sitting on it, eating on it, walking on it...just weird! but the reality is that my baby loves her. and i am slowly going insane
tomorrow, the post will continue.......but from another angle