Thursday 21 February 2013

Found: My motherly sense of moral outrage

I stumbled across something quite surprising the other day - my sense of moral outrage and disapproval.

The four-year-old has developed an interest in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I know not how, since he's never seen the programme (because we don't have Sky, not as the result of vigilant censorship).

The other day we were in the toy shop choosing something with £10 he'd been given for Christmas from an aunt. He chose an action figure of Raphael, the red turtle.

When we got it home I asked if he'd like me to read the character description on the back. But as I read ahead, my voice dried up.

'Raph has a "why sneak around when you can bash some heads instead?" attitude. 
Yes, that's what it said. And on the front? Suitable from aged four.