Wednesday, May 13, 2009

no gender stereotypes here

Kady is a study in contrasts. Her favorite color is pink. She thinks she is a princess. She wants to wear "Barbie" dresses daily. She play with her dolls all the time. She also likes to wear camouflage and can't wait to go hunting with her daddy. Her favorite game? "Worms" Never played? Well, from what we can tell, it goes like this. You dig in the dirt until you find a worm. When you find a worm you "hug it and love it and talk to it." Sissy and Kady play worms a lot. They're lucky. Mrs. Best-Babysitter-in-the-whole-wide-world must live on a worm gold mine--a real-life worm farm, if you will. (A third of you are disgusted, a third of you are calling PETA, and a third of you are rolling on the floor laughing. . . )

Most little girls get the memo to grow up and become a princess, while little boys get the firefighter memo. Somehow, Kady has decided she wants to be a firefighter when she grows up. Kevin is terrified. Being the over-protective father (and not understanding that she'll change her mind 50 times before tomorrow. . .), he sat her down and talked to her. It went kinda like this.

"Kady, are you sure you want to be a firefighter?"

"Yes."

"But, Honey, they have to go into burning buildings and save people and sometimes they even get hurt. Are you sure you want to be a firefighter?"

"Yes."

"Kady, let's pick something else, ok?"

"Barbie Firefighter!"

Let's not mention the possible career of worm farmer to either of them, ok?

1 comments:

MoziEsmé said...

I love it!

Barbie firefighter sounds way cool! I bet that'll be the fad very soon among the younger set...