Sunday 24 October 2010
Call me naive but there are some things that I just don't understand. So maybe, if one one you has an opinion on the subject, please let me know because I'm clueless!
I had a vague memory of a beat up Sophie the giraffe in a corner of the bathtub at my grand-parent's house when I was a child and recently I saw Sophie in the hands of an adorable baby. Yeah, it is cute but I moved on with my life...until yesterday!!!
My friend Marie, who is much more excited about the concept of getting things for my baby than myself, insisted to visit a toy store. Ok, fine, I must start one day! And there she was, Sophie was looking at me with her big creepy black eyes with her freaky retro cuteness (she was born in France in the 70's). From what I understand, Sophie is an icon...the Audrey Hepburn of teething toys! But Sophie is also a little expensive (20$). Maybe this is the price to pay for a phthalates and BPA free, made of 100% natural rubber and food paint toy? I don't know, you tell me!
But what really freaks me out about Sophie the giraffe is the cult like devotion that people give her. I did some research on the subject and I was stunned by the answers from blog readers. Some concerned mothers indicated that Sophie could be dangerous, other that the quality was so-so. Wow, the bashing was without limit!!! You don't "blip" around with a dog like squeaky toy for babies.
So, what do you think about Sophie the giraffe? Should it be on my list?