May 7, 2008 – This weekend we bought our 2.5 year old daughter a bike. I was amazed (I shouldn’t have been) at how branded kids stuff is. There isn’t a blue or green bike, there is only a Backyardigans or Diego bike. Of the ones that fit, she chose “the pink one” which of course is a “Princess” bike a la Disney. Today I found this you tube video and it made me giggle. I am obviously in favour of buying handmade toys over plastic, mass-manufactured crap but when it comes right down to it – kids are happy with some paper.