As a mom, I have two heads. The stubborn one will never follow the pack. Won’t play victim to the hype. I won’t be that lemming jumping off a cliff in a supposedly orchestrated display of nature.
Ha. Fat chance. Who am I kidding? I want my kid to have what everyone else has. I live to see a smile on her face. I don’t want to disappoint her by not getting what she wants for Christmas…and most likely what she wants for Christmas is what is popular. She wants what her friends have.
Remember the craze over Cabbage Patch Kids? I remember my mom dropping junior-high-me off at Sears in Brantford, Ontario (where we were living at the time) at 6am. I sat in line with the other ‘lemmings’ waiting for the doors to open. Come 9:00, we all rushed in…mostly adults and in a frenzy of elbows we grabbed the prize. An ugly fabric doll with a birth certificate and a genius marketing team. Parents did the same thing for Tickle-me-Elmo.
Saying all that…parents want to know what is hot. So do aunties, uncles, grandmas and grandpas. So here is one of many lists of top toys for 2011. Enjoy and keep your elbows up Moms.