I was looking for a jig saw puzzle for my six year old daughter last week as a gift.
She is into princesses.
In the village toyshop and bookshop I found lots of puzzles with long blonde-haired and blue-eyed princesses but very few dark-skinned brunette princesses. And none with afros.
It got me thinking.
When I called her beautiful recently she looked up with her wide innocent eyes and said ‘I’m not beautiful mummy, I haven’t got long blonde hair’.
I felt a trickle of fear run up my spine.