It probably seemed like a good idea, 10 years ago, for new moms struggling to balance career and family and time: Why not just quit the stupid rat race and stay at home and raise your kids? It's already kind of how we're set up, as mammals. Dads go kill saber-toothed tigers for dinner and fashion clothes, and moms…
As someone sans womb, I'm not terribly qualified to opine, but my guess would be that a text message is the last thing you want to deal with while giving birth. Not so! At least, according to some doctors.
One weird thing about Toy Fair is all of the stringent gender norms that are pushed in marketing-speak. Trucks are for boys. Transformers are for boys. Nerf is for boys. So what do girls get? This exceedingly creepy robo-baby, designed to train them to be mothers. Seriously.