May 13, 2016
Folks, Taylor turned 11 last month and we are officially parents of a tween girl. I’m not going to lie, things have been challenging the last few months, but we are working tremendously hard at trying to figure it out with our little girl. It’s a balancing act between raising a confident girl who thinks beyond looks and trends, and a girl who’s going to feel comfortable in her own skin and within her group of peers. We’ve had lots of conversations recently about respect, gratitude, kindness and vanity. We certainly haven’t figured it all out yet, and I know we’ve only just begun to trudge through the tough parts, but we’re making progress and we’ve seen a lot growth in our girl who still thinks it’s cool to be goofy and silly. I was recently gifted this pair of Brookstone cat ear headphones, and I wasn’t sure how Taylor would react to them. I’ve been taken by surprise a lot the last few months in what Taylor deems is cool and not-cool. Note to self, dancing and singing while walking arm and arm with her across the Golden Gate Bridge is apparently not cool. So anyhow, when I unpacked them, I was pleasantly surprised that she quickly snatched them out of my hands and claimed them as hers. After charging them up and reading through the directions, we discovered that the headphones are not only exactly that, but also serve as speakers so that friends can listen to your music too. There’s also a little mic included for gaming, which we don’t really do at all yet, but nonetheless another cool feature. As you can see, she spent the better half of the afternoon dancing around the house wearing them, and singing along to her current favorite singer, Bea Miller.
Having passed the tween girl cool test, I’d definitely recommend these for a gift. The quality is fantastic, and the headphones are nice and comfortable. I especially love that they serve double duty as well. The cord also has the typical start/stop and volume options that most earbuds have, so that’s great. You can purchase them in-store or online, and if you do buy them online, you can opt in for promo emails and skip paying tax.
“This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Brookstone to review this product”