by KATE HUNTER
Just what every family needs – an ATM for the rumpus room.
I was shocked and felt a twinge of outrage when I realised these existed.
‘Do our kids really need to be worrying about cashing up before kindy?’
But then I thought about it – I had a toy cash register when I was five and loved it. We played shops, and I mimicked the lady who served Mum at the shops (it was always a lady). Kids are still mimicking their parents and a trip to the shops these days often involves swinging by the ATM. Toys are tools for playing pretend.
So I guess it’s not that bad – as long as the kid doesn’t say, ‘Holy f*#ck. WHERE DOES ALL THE MONEY GO?’ when she looks at the receipt. If that happens, we may have a problem.
What toys do you think are inappropriate for kids? Are any toys banned at your place? Did your parents have a, ‘No toy guns’ policy, or zero tolerance for Barbie?
Stripper's pole with money included