After 6-year-old Vivian Lord won fistfuls of tickets at the arcade while on her family vacation along Alabama's Gulf Coast this summer, she traded them in for one thing: as many of those little green Army men as she could. While she was playing with her new three-inch plastic figures, she left her mother speechless when she asked: "Why are there no girls?"
"She wanted me and my husband to Google it," said Brittany Lord, Vivian's mother, "because if there were some, she wanted us to get some. We quickly found there weren't."
Remember playing with those plastic green army men and making model planes and ships when you were a kid, back when it was still O.K. to do that? That was awesome. Unfortunately, we all grow up, and at some point or other we’re forced to leave childish things behind. Or not.