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."
I have many fond memories of playing with Legos as a child. Using my imagination to create ungodly monstrosities; scouring the house for that one damn piece I needed to make the whole thing work; and hearing my father unleash a torrent of F-bombs early in the morning because he stepped on the sharp corner of that one missing piece on his way to the bathroom. Good times.
If you've ever caught yourself wondering aloud (or more than likely, bitching to your friend, partner, or your spouse who absolutely does not care) about how military games and toys aren't realistic, then you're in luck!