This post was written by Julie Douglas. Photo credit: The Agency Collection/Getty Images
Lately, when something in our household breaks or we run out of an item, the first thing our daughter says is, "We should get another one from Target." She believes the big box retailer to be the font from which all things spring, including, perhaps, even human life. When asked where she gets such cute toes, her pat response is, yep, Target.
No offense, Target, but I'm beginning to worry. We visit you often for all the obvious conveniences you provide, but I now realize that you're inadvertently coloring my kid's perception of world, and my silence on the matter is contributing to the sense that we live in a disposable world full of stuff, stuff, stuff -- as easy to have as picking an apple off of a tree (if such a pastoral pastime exists anymore).
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