After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I asked a few friends what they thought of the event. Allison
, mom of a son and a daughter, said that it’s dolls she has a harder time with, even though she loved them as a child. Andria, mom of two girls, says her kids love Transformers and trains — and they play with a red sports car from when she was growing up. However it was Kirsten
, mom of two boys, who said it best: This is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read.
I admit one of the challenges of being a parent is that, with your childhood far behind you, remembering how to play like a kid is hard. And it’s OK to admit that you don’t like Lego
or hate Play-Doh
, but do you really need to be taught
how to stack plastic bricks together or roll dough into balls? The action of building Lego brick houses is no more difficult than rolling a toy car across the floor and making the appropriate crashing noises when it dents the baseboards on the other side of the room (and, honestly, that's all it takes to get a belly laugh from a pre-schooler). If moms need to be taught how to play with toy cars, are workshops for dads who don’t know how to play with dolls needed? Somehow I don’t see that happening.