Oh what a lovely boy. Your son qualifies for a modern Man and of course he is perfectly right! "Girls can do everything boys can do."
Wonderful story! Or should I say: Cool!
If you get time, please get hold of "Cinderella ate my daughter" by Peggy Orenstein. It's a fantastic exploration of how gender roles/expectations are formed in childhood, and how such patterns influence us into adulthood too. I'm reading it for review right now,and I can already predict it's going to be amongst my best reads of 2011.
And he's right!
Rayna - I so admire the way you are raising your sons. How wonderful that your five-year-old knows that the only thing that restricts us is what we allow to restrict us.Your post made me think of Robert Munsch's The Paper Bag Princess. It's a terrific story of a not-at-all stereotypical princess that I read to my daughter many times. I recommend it.
Oh that's too funny! He has a great attitude toward "cool" girls though. Love it!!!~Jen
How refreshing to hear a boy say it for a change!Too sweet.
Now that one cool little boy.
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Love it! Stoopid indeed :)
I can testify to the fact. Cool girls can do anything
Of course cool girls can do anything...!!!! Words of wisdom for sure!! Anyway, who wants to be stoopid!!!!HugsSueAnn
teehee--love your son's attitude about girls. You may want to teach him something though, about presentation of the facts *snort*
@ Ann - I guess all those days of trying to drill that into his head is now paying off. But then he does see his mother doing things other mothers do not do.@ Debra - yes, you should say, cool. All cool people say cool.February 9, 2011 11:42 PM@ niranjana - thanks for the reccomendation. Yes, that is exactly the kind of books we need to counter all the stereotyping that is drilled into our kids.@ Alex - he is, isn't he?@ Margot - Thank you. He still things girls don't drive cars, though, because I am petrified of driving in this city ;-)And thank you for the reccomendation- must try to get my hands on the book.@ Jen - His brother is fascinated by girls on bikes- I guess he gets that from him.@ Mary - yes. It is sad that more girls are not taught to assert themselves, though.@ Wanda - that's the right word to use;-)@ interestingplace - thanks for dropping by. Will pay you a visit soon.@ Jemi - beautiful word, isn't it?@ Al - you should know. You are surrounded by them at home.@ SueAnn- precisely. Who wants to be stoopid- much worse than being merely stupid.@ Hart - He's his mother's son. Diplomacy is not really a word he knows ;-)
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