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to think that this isn't a perfect present for a 'princess'?

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LovleyRitaMeterMaid Sun 23-Nov-14 12:24:48

I don't even know where to begin with this one!

OraProNobis Sun 23-Nov-14 12:27:09

Pound shop?

slightlyworriednc Sun 23-Nov-14 12:29:27

For playing Cinderella?
<clutches straws>

noblegiraffe Sun 23-Nov-14 12:31:48

You're right, a princess would have staff to clean the floors.

zeezeek Sun 23-Nov-14 12:33:07

Bloody hell! Is there a pretend DIY set in shades of blue on the shelf opposite for a Perfect Prince?

Floggingmolly Sun 23-Nov-14 12:33:15

There'll be a shedload of posters along in a minute to say how they'd have no problem with that at all - for a boy. Give it a minute...

Thebodynowchillingsothere Sun 23-Nov-14 12:33:40

Oh my good God.

LovleyRitaMeterMaid Sun 23-Nov-14 12:34:00

Yeah, pound shop!

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 23-Nov-14 12:35:01

Of course not! There's green in there. It needs to be all pink

elQuintoConyo Sun 23-Nov-14 12:36:35

Well, as it happens, my 4yo DS...

Nah, can't lie!

I actually don't care that it has princess written all over it. As long as no one grows up actually thinking they're a real princess, when they're not, is ok by me.

Perhaps Kate n Will could buy one for Prince George?

ditavonteesed Sun 23-Nov-14 12:36:49

thatd never get my floors clean, i found it better to buy the princess a proper dustpan and brush from wilkos.

LittleBearPad Sun 23-Nov-14 12:38:52

I don't know many princesses admittedly but it looks a little flimsy for day to day use. They'd need something a bit more robust for the staff to use I think.

StickyProblem Sun 23-Nov-14 12:39:09

I keep telling DD that being a princess would be a crap life, this just proves it!

formerbabe Sun 23-Nov-14 14:19:22

Ha dd had this! She begged me for it! It has since been binned! In my defence, my ds also had a broom set when he was little!

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Sun 23-Nov-14 14:24:07

My bil brought this for my dd I was very hmm but she absolutely loves it. blush

itsaknockout Sun 23-Nov-14 14:33:28

princess is the you think only princes can eat canned fish?

LovleyRitaMeterMaid Sun 23-Nov-14 14:36:59

My boys have both had Hoover's and brushes over the years. That's normal role play stuff. But cleaning sets in princess pink in the girls bit? Yuk!

WorraLiberty Sun 23-Nov-14 14:40:23

Just watch

Now you've put this on Mumsnet, there'll be a mad rush of 'right on' Mnetters buying this for their sons...

And endless threads on Boxing day saying "AIBU because the PILs think it's only for girls" grin

MrsPiggie Sun 23-Nov-14 14:55:29

Perfect present I would say. It's high time bloody entitled little princesses learnt what life is like for the rest of us mere commoners.

OwlWearingSunglasses Sun 23-Nov-14 16:52:32

I never saw the point of toy vacuum cleaners, brooms, washing machines etc.

Full size ones are much more useful. grin

skylark2 Sun 23-Nov-14 17:36:15

It looks as if it would work okay, for little princesses who want to help daddy sweep up grin

The combination of baby pink and bright green is kinda vile, though.

Bulbasaur Sun 23-Nov-14 17:45:13

But, how else are we going to prepare our daughters for their lot in life?

We can't expect them to be engineers or doctors, those are far to complex for a woman's brain.

If they can't learn how to properly do housework now, how will they ever find a husband to take care of them?

vienna1981 Sun 23-Nov-14 20:40:04

Those brushes look ideal for scrubbing bathroom tile grout.

SophiaPetrillo Sun 23-Nov-14 20:42:19

My DCs had the whole set of mini household gadgets, hoovers, irons, kettles the lot. At age 13 and 17 I've yet to see evidence of them transferring their play skills to the real McCoy, ha ha.

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