Saturday 20 July 2013

"Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg until it is broken."

In our house we were always lead to believe that Hello Kitty was just a cheap imitation of that well loved rabbit Miffy and that the two were arch nemesis'. Being a huge Dick Bruna fan me and Seth were not even allowed to mention that hussy's name in the house. Turns out though that the arrival of our youngest member of the family would change everything. I'm not sure how it started but Opeie, for quite sometime has become slightly obsessed with she who should not be named. When he first started talking he would just point and say 'cat' if he saw her out and about, but now her name is brought up many times in our daily conversations with Opeie.

Opeie's other obsession is really bizarre but the two go hand in hand. Again I'm really not sure how it started but he loves watching videos on YouTube of people opening surprise eggs, in fact Opeie has become a Youtubeoholic. He could sit and watch one video after another and because of it any shopping trip we have is dominated by Opeie searching for his precious Hello Kitty surprise eggs. Usually I wouldn't waste money on things like this, kinder toys arnt what they used to be and these are much the same but they make Opeie really happy, he gets so excited and who am I to deny him a huge smile!?

As you can imagine we have quite a collection of empty plastic eggs and many mini hello kitty toys, the eggs will come in handy though for future craft ideas. I think that Mrs M is still dubious in regards to the little tarts impact on the family and is protective of her dear Miffy buy i think Hello Kitty has been fully integrated into the family whether she likes it or not. I'll agree I'm not a big fan myself but i do like some of the other Sanrio characters.

When you have children its so easy to mould them at this age into miniature versions of yourself, Ive definitely done it with those two comic book character loving boys of mine and i love it, I get to watch Spider-man cartoons and dress up with them, reliving my own childhood in many ways and although it makes me a little jealous shopping for super hero attire is lots of fun and quite rewarding (if only the made the same things in big boy sizes!!!). It is really great though when they start to find things them self that they really love and what i love about Opeie's love for Hello Kitty is that i think part of the reason for it is all the pink, i think like his dad he's a big fan of the colour (ever since picking those famous Peppa pig wellies of his).

It'll be interesting to see what Opeie gets in to himself next, i find his love of things really interesting and whatever the flavour of the month may be we will always do out best to get involved too.


Em @ snowingindoors said...

It's great to seed you indulging in his love of 'that cat'. I know some parents who are far too worried about gender stereotyping to even let their boys look at something so pink (narrow minded fools). Way to go you lot (and Opeie for knowing his own mind)

Annie loves her too, I wasn't a fan at first, but agree with you, Sanrio, when viewed as a whole actually has a pretty cool character line up.

GiftsFromThePirates said...

Hey Em, i really don't know why parents worry about things like that, you don't want to bring your kids up to think that liking certain colours is wrong. my favourite colour is pink, always has been. Opeie likes what he likes, who am i to try and tell him different. I just hope he continues to be his own person because sadly school changes them slightly. xx

Jenny at The Brick Castle said...

School does take some of that freedom from them and it's a real shame. My 4 year old is colour blind and fortunately for him pink is almost identical to green, so he doesn't care and can't see what all the fuss is about :D