Oh, McDonald’s, why do you vex me so? When you do the girl toy/boy toy thing it causes so much drama in my household.
See, your girl toys almost always suck. My daughter despises those Madame Alexander dolls you are so fond of pushing off on us. The Wizard of Oz ones are a new kind of creepy.
When I go to McDonald’s and they ask the dreaded "Is this for a girl or a boy?" question, I’m always stuck. My daughter always wants the boy toy, but if I say it’s for a boy, she freaks. If I say "It’s for a girl, but we want a boy toy", invariably we get the girl toy anyway. Even if I just say "I’d like a boy toy, please", my daughter cries. "I don’t want the BOY toy, mama, I want the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy! They’re not just for boys, are they? Why do the boys always get the good toys?"
I wish I knew why the boys always got the good toys. It’s like that Christmas song Up On The Housetop. Nell gets a stupid doll in her stocking and that’s it. Who cares if it opens and shuts its eyes? Will gets a hammer and tacks and a whistle and a ball AND a whip that cracks. So jealous.
So, McDonald’s, I hate to whip out a can of political correctness on you, but could you please, please, please, for the sake of a little girl who doesn’t understand, could you please, please, PLEASE stop calling them girl toys and boy toys? Could we just call them "Madame Alexander" and "Turtle" toys and go on with our day? It’d be much appreciated.