Monday, November 24, 2008
As we walked by Sogo yesterday, we saw a Christmas charity booth at the entrance. It was one of those "pick a child's wish and grant it for Christmas" dealios. I love those things. Usually I prefer gift drives where I can make something, but this one required a swift trip to Toys R Us.
We picked two cards - one from a child who wanted an airplane, and one from someone who wanted a baby doll. A doll that spoke. A doll that the giftee could take care of. The request was very specific.
So as we perused the baby doll isle at Toys R Us, I was struck by two things. First, these crying, wiggling, bottle drinking, diaper soiling baby dolls are creepy. Really creepy. And not especially well made either.
Second, there are no Asian baby doll options in the Taipei Toy R Us. None. Only Caucasian babies. Shelf after shelf of Caucasian babies. Why is that? Really, why?
It makes me very sad.