Not For Girls

Jessica resisted the urge to stamp her foot. Her brother had received another train set, an early birthday present from Grandma who lived down South. He eyed her suspiciously.

“Don’t even bother Jessica…. It’s not for girls!!”

Seemed like nothing was for girls, none of the good stuff anyway. Was his Cowboy dolls really that different from her Barbie dolls? Or train toys that much different from her pram toys? His always seemed to be so much more fun.

Dinosaur Photo by Yinglan
Dinosaur Photo by Yinglan


She stomped upstairs and planted herself down heavily on the step. As she did the linen closet behind her creaked open. Jessica glanced around, she wasn’t allowed in there, but the corner of a box that poked out from underneath the towels had caught her eye. She checked no one was watching, and slid out the box, tucking it under her arm she rushed to her room to admire her treasure.

Her brother didn’t have one of these, surely that meant it wasn’t just for boys. Jessica grinned as she unpacked the dinosaur and began using it to attack her Barbies.

Originally Written in response to FFfAW using the photo above, combined with my #Maydays prompt – Let’s hear it for the girls.

Marylin Monroe - Quote.

16 thoughts on “Not For Girls

    1. Thanks Priceless Joy! Exactly, I have a little neice who adores Jurassic Park despite her sister being princess obsessed. Whatever makes them happy 😊. KL ❤

  1. Great take on this prompt. Yeah, some toys are for both girls and boys and it doesn’t make a second why girls have to gave pink ones and boys blue ones. Why can’t their just be generic toys. Interesting she lived the dinosaur and built it to eat her Barbies. It made me laugh.

  2. Well written story….she decides what toy she can play with. I don’t think, however, that “politically correct” has hit the toy stores yet! 🙂

    1. Thank you Jessie! Yeah I don’t think it makes a difference with kids toys, it’s like the number of stories parents tell about kids enjoying the box more than the toy! Haha. Thanks for stopping by and the lovely comment. KL ❤

  3. Most kids I know enjoy playing with toys meant for the other gender – at least until the stereotypes have been drummed into them by their parents. It’s always refreshing to find a parent who’s happy to let their little boy wear the princess dresses or their little girl play with the trains and dinosaurs. Great story. 🙂

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