September 11, 2006

No room for doubt

Saturday was a busy day. I had the Boy Child and the Girl Child showered, dressed, fed and out of the house by 7:15 a.m. for an 8 o'clock dentist appointment. They both did very well at the dentist and loaded up on small things out of the prize chest -- stickers, plastic bugs, and cheap jewelry. On the way back to CT, we had the following exchange:

GC: Pappa, you better roll the windows up so our stickers don't blow out.

BC: Uh, oh! Girl Child, your butterfly necklace just blew out the window!

GC: WHAT!?!?!!!

BC: I kidding.

GC: [tone: a little angry and very firm] Boy Child! Do NOT joke about jewelry blowing out the window!

Just so we're all clear. Some things, you just shouldn't joke about.

I don't mean to give the impression that she's a girly-girl. Far from it.

Me: GC, are you playing at all with that girl Sophie in your class?

GC: No, she's mean.

Me: Why do you say that?

GC: She says stupid things.

Me: Like what?

GC: Like girls should only play with girls and boys should only play with boys. That's stupid. I like to play with [rattles off a list of six boys].

One mother, who knew the GC from pre-school and is now a recess monitor at kindergarten, confirmed for me that while a lot of the girls like to sit around, the GC prefers to run around and play with the boys. Good for her, I say. In the long run, it is a healthier attitude.

Posted by Random Penseur at September 11, 2006 08:07 AM | TrackBack

Good. She's earning the boys' respect right off the bat. Believe it or not, I'll bet that makes her even more mysterious to 'em. :D

Posted by: Tuning Spork at September 11, 2006 08:19 AM

Go Girl Child! Just make sure she doesn't do the same thing I did - only hang out with the guys, end up in a very guy oriented profession... and GASP - not even know how to deal with makeup. But then again, after reading the necklace episode, I don't see that coming fast.

Posted by: Hannah at September 11, 2006 04:08 PM
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