Emily Ratajkowski says she bought 1-year-old son a baby doll and tea set to ‘balance out’ his ‘love’ of trucks.
“I felt like a horrible mom, buying my son a toy just to balance out his love for trucks,” she said, according to People. “But I figured if I was going to do this, I wouldn’t put up with the hassle of my parents.”
So as she left the baby, she made sure he knew “this wasn’t going to be a big expense, because in this house we don’t have money.”
But apparently, she was wrong in thinking her kid would have been able to afford a toy.
Ratajkowski quickly learned the real cost of her “baby gift” was “about $200.”
She then learned her $200 gift wouldn’t have gone toward one toy – it would have purchased the opportunity to spend $200 on whatever else the couple wanted.
Ratajkowski also learned that her “toy” was actually a high-tech child-proof device – which, according to her own words, would have cost her “at most” $2,000 to manufacture.
People reported the “baby doll” wasn’t just a toy – it was a security device, which could, in Ratajkowski’s words, “make my son safe.”
She decided to use the doll as a way to pay for the “toy,” and it backfired terribly.
Ratajkowski later apologized for the error to the couple involved, according to People and she even claimed she “made the doll herself.”
She also said she didn’t realize she was setting a precedent for other parents.
“It really is a sad day for the world – we will have to make a special place in heaven for our kids who accidentally buy the wrong dolls,” she told People.
“You can buy a plastic princess for $1,” but they can also buy a $1 security device, which will be able to protect kids from everything from car jacking to cyberbullying, she added.
The couple involved, however, have denied they had any intentions of taking “inappropriate action” online with a security device, but at least one of the parents told the outlet that they believed “the doll wasn’t harmful, just silly.”
“Kids need to have a sense of humour, and that’s