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posted by [personal profile] madelinekelly at 03:51pm on 24/03/2013 under
A quick entry on pink. River is 28 months old now and has shown no preference for the colour pink at all. I'm guessing this is because:

1. She never sees any advertising. Our TV cannot receive digital and we don't have a satellite dish, so all her viewing is either BBC iplayer programmes, or clips on youtube that are relevant to the games she's playing (eg. a few days watching fire engines or volcanoes or whales or wherever her interest currently lies).

2. She seldom goes to clothes shops, thus avoiding the overwhelming pinkness of the girls' section. All her clothes have been given to us secondhand so I've hardly bought anything since she was born -- and I admit I do tend to weed out the excessively "girly" clothes (pink and/or covered in sparkly tat) and the t-shirts with slogans on them.

3. She never goes to toy shops, thus avoiding the horrific pink aisle. We can't afford to buy new toys so hers are all either secondhand gifts or bought from charity shops. Again, I've tended to avoid buying pink things but she's never complained about this.

I'll be interested to see if she ever does go mad for pink, the way some parents insist their daughters do ("We didn't do anything! She just loves pink!" etc). For now, I'm rather glad that our ongoing poverty has kept her away from such limitation.

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