Boys like Frozen too, you know.
Just this week I’ve been bombarded with emails and Facebook pages letting me know all the things I can buy with Elsa or Olaf’s picture on. These also seem to be more expensive than a few months ago and just in time for Christmas *singe, a hole has just burnt thru my pocket!*
Hey, I’m not knocking it. If I could sell FROZEN coloured Elsa tat for Christmas to make my fortune, I’d be doing it too!
But throughout all of this there is one thing missing. The boys.
As I have a boy and I girl I realise that the boys are very much left out of this Elsa-panic-purchase frenzy, but not all of them want to be.
The boys have been exposed to FROZEN the musical all year too; they’ve succumb to the popularity (and catchiness) of its songs, they’ve sung along to ‘Let it Go, Let it Go-oo, I can’t take it any more…’ on long summer holiday car journeys; they’ve even attended sing-a-long-a FROZEN specials at cinemas and have enjoyed the ride.
But when it comes to toys the FROZEN merchandise is very, err, how should I put it…girlie.
By that I mean very cutesy. But my boy would rather something a bit less fluffy with Elsa’s face on it to play with, or to wear. Does that make sense? Is that asking too much? Or is he alone in his wanting?!
Any why shouldn’t there be something for him? After all, Frozen was THE movie of 2014 for little ones, closely followed by The Lego Movie of course. We’re living with The Lego Movie every day as “awesome” has entered the mummyshire household vocabulary.
I have found one less fluffy, less cutesy FROZEN item for my Little Mister – a T-shirt from H&M with Elsa’s face on it, although it was in the girls section and the sleeves are a wee bit pleated. But he doesn’t mind; he’s happy.
So come on manufacturers, this Christmas remember the boys!
PS: do you know of any Frozen boyish type toys? If you do let me know as Father Christmas needs to add some to Little Mister’s stocking!