Sometimes you've got to laugh at something otherwise you'd cry. I was in Woolworths today to get some party tights for Princess, and I spotted this in the toy section.
Barbie Beauty Secrets In-Line Scooter is the perfect set of pink wheels for your little pink lady, with a secret compartment full of shimmer and shine beauty treats! She can scoot along on the non-slip pretty printed footplate before stopping for some rest and gloss application. Suitable for age 5+
17 piece beauty travel kit
Shimmer and shine beauty treats
Non-slip pretty printed footplate
Easy folding mechanism
Soft foam handgrips
Translucent pink PU wheels
Adjustable handlebar - height 68-85cm
Naturally Princess LOVES it. She can really see herself scooting around the campsite next summer on this, stopping only to gloss her lips and paint her toenails in front of an envious band of cohorts. Me? I think it epitomises all that's wrong with little girl toys. I think it is barf. Sports equipment should not have to be pink in order to get girls to do physical activity! And to have to add in the bribe of make up? For a five year old? Urgh....and yet...I know I would have loved it when I was seven too. But what's wrong with just having a scooter?
It's £29.99 as well, so not something I'm just going to pick up to present to her on a whim. If it was £5....well, maybe. It really is disgustingly girly icky though, isn't it?