10 June 2010

Is this tub setting up your kids for a life of disappointment? The sequel.



On 23 April I ruffled a whole bunch of feathers by posing the not so rhetorical question "Is this tub setting up your kids for a life of disappointment" with regard to this very expensive "kid-friendly" tub.


I say yes, of course. Well it gets even better, because the same company who came up with the fire engine now has a princess' carriage tub.


Lord knows we'd never want a little girl to bathe in a fire truck. It'll turn her into a lesbian. Quick! Let's find something that'll keep her appropriately girly.

How did I manage to survive a childhood where I took baths in an iron tub surrounded by glass bottles of shampoo?

via Christian Montone on Flickr

13 comments:

  1. On top of the iron tub and and the glass shampoo bottle, our bathroom had no heat. The horror.
    So what do you do with the tub after the novelty wears off in two weeks and Little Susie wants the next pink and purple and be-glittered monstrosity to come down the pike?

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  2. God, I hope my daughter is a lesbian. No teen pregnancy worries, and she'll help her Mom out with fix-it projects around the house.

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  3. Melody: Well, you buy the next thing that catches her eye of course.

    Raina: I'm wracking my brain and looking for a way to work in a snappy retort involving the princess tub and the Pea but it's not happening. I'm thinking about it though.

    Oh, you'll have no teen pregnancy worries if you get her to sign a purity pledge when she's around 12. Ideologically-driven studies show that they are highly effective. Hah!

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  4. YOU "ruffled a whole bunch of feathers"? Being the charming and intelligent man that you are Paul, I find that VERY hard to believe!

    -Brenda-

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  5. P.S: Paul, that is a compliment. -Brenda-

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  6. My goal is usually to ruffle feathers, so I took that as a compliment!

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  7. So will a Prince Charming come rescue these helpless girls from a childhood of fetid bathwater and, gasp, possibly boring hygienic activities?

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  8. So long as the prince in question has a Platinum Amex.

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  9. Oh, you should so submit this to Sociological Images re: the gendered tubs!

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  10. I used Prell for years and one of my mom's favorite memories was when she was washing my hair in the kitchen sink (I was 5 or 6 years old) and when I asked, she told me that a word on the label said the bottle was shatterproof (which I took to mean you couldn't break it). So I stood stood up on top of the counter and with an amazing display of upper body strength, threw the bottle on the floor - where it promptly broke into 2 large pieces and Prell exploded everywhere. (My mom told me that it took her hours to get it cleaned up.) So what does getting bathed in the kitchen sink AND with Prell mean for my future? I guess an architect with unbelievably shiny hair. (but do they make those firetruck tubs in adult sizes? and where can I get one?)

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  11. The funny thing is, glass shampoo bottles were probably safer in regards to the chemicals involved in plastics.

    Also those tubs are not only overboard price-wise, they're just ugly.

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  12. Definitely they were. Bring back glass packaging I say.

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