What Childhood Toy Did You Want But Never Receive?
Nicole Dieker

My second-wave feminist mom was against any play makeup or other toys that seemed to focus primarily on “beauty”, so of course I wanted those desperately (she very grudgingly allowed Barbie dolls, but always seemed please when I cut their hair). My Xmas gifts as a child tended toward the “kit” category (sewing kit, weaving kit, etc.), which I actually did enjoy, but I still blame my mom for my inability to properly apply makeup.

Like what you read? Give Derbel a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.