When it comes to pretty much, well, anything, Angelina Jolie can do no wrong. She speaks, we listen. She gets tested for the BRCA gene, so do we. She's more than a gorgeous celebrity, she's a philanthropist and positive example for many of us. Except for that time she bought her 10-year-old son a swearing toy finger.
While in Vegas recently, Jolie treated five of her six kids to a shopping spree at Bonanza Gifts, "the world's largest gift shop." Angie's second oldest son, Pax, chose a "foul" toy finger that "drops a lot of F-bombs." The store's manager said, "[Jolie] kind of raised an eyebrow [to Pax’s swearing finger], but she didn’t say anything to him."
I don't doubt for a minute that Angelina is a great mother and a fine example for her children. But an F-bomb-dropping toy for a 10-year-old? Doesn't seem like the best idea.
Here's the thing: Angelina can (and does) parent her children the way that she wants. I'm not here to tell her otherwise. But a 10-year-old having such a vulgar toy does raise an interesting question: Would you want your child around the kid with the cursing finger?
My daughter is just shy of being 2. And, like all toddlers, she's a sponge. Repeats every single thing you say and do. So, if we were at the park and a kid was playing with a toy that kept saying "f*ck," you best believe she'd repeat it. And you best believe I'd be annoyed, as my husband and I make a concerted effort to not use language like that around her.
Again, I don't doubt that Angelina's a good mother, but unless Pax is only going to play with this toy when he's by himself, I don't think giving a kid something like this a great idea. And I really don't see how that's going to happen, being that he has five brothers and sisters -- four of which are younger than him and who should definitely not be privy to words like that yet.
What do you think of Angelina buying a toy like this? Would you be annoyed if your child was around a kid with this?
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