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The Shiney Pink and Gold Toy Truck: My Daughter's Obsession



If you know the story behind this pink and gold toy truck, then you and I have been friends for quite some time. It's a story that I never thought I would be telling, but here we are. This toy truck, this innocent little toy, was once a source of fear for me. Can you believe it? A toy truck causing fear in a grown adult.


You see, when my husband purchased this toy for our daughter when she was five years old, I was immediately concerned. Concerned about the influence it could have on her, about her potentially being confused about her identity as a girlie girl. I wanted her to play with dolls, to do things that society deemed appropriate for girls. I didn't want her to be swayed by something as simple as a toy truck.


But then, something clicked in my mind. This toy truck is just that - a toy. It's not a life-altering decision, it's not a defining moment in my daughter's life. It's just a toy. And as I watched her play with it, I saw the fascination in her eyes. The wheels, the color, the shiny attributes of the truck - she was captivated by it all.


And then it hit me like a lightning bolt. She sees cars and trucks with wheels every day. It's a part of her everyday life. But dolls? Dolls don't move on their own. They need people to move them around, to give them life. What if my daughter's fascination with this toy truck leads her down a path she never would have considered before? What if she ends up owning her own trucking company, breaking stereotypes and forging her own path in the world?


The world is a vast and expansive place, full of endless possibilities. I realized that I needed to be open to those possibilities, to not be so closed-minded that I couldn't see beyond what society deems as appropriate for girls. If I didn't, my daughter would suffer. She wouldn't be able to live her own life, to make her own choices, to be her own person. Regardless of the outcome.


So here I am, embracing the pink toy truck that once caused me so much fear. I see now that it's not about the toy itself, but about the lessons it can teach us. About being open to new experiences, about breaking free from societal norms, about allowing our children to be who they truly are.


In the end, this pink toy truck has taught me a valuable lesson. It's taught me to be open-minded, to be accepting of all possibilities, and to never let fear hold me back. And for that, I am grateful.

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