Tea Parties Are So Over: Target's Le Café Play Tent

Parents, take note: tea parties are a thing of the past now that kids have pretend espresso cafés. Behold Target's “Le Café Play Structure,” play tent thingy, featuring a striped awning and roll out patio with room for eight kids and countless stuffed animals sipping make-believe soy mocha lattes.

Something about this just seems wrong, but I can't quite put my finger on it — oh wait! I remember: caffeine isn't good for kids. Happily, however, the old rumor that it stunts kids' growth isn't true. Still, the last thing I want to hear is a bunch of tots jacked up on espresso (or merely pretending to be) steaming make-believe milk in their play café. And do you really want your kid to end up like Tweak? (via The Grinder)

— Brian Bernbaum

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