Monday, February 06, 2006

Caroline’s Incipient Gender Awareness

Conversation 1:

Caroline: When I grow up, I want to be a daddy like you.
Me: I suppose that's possible [imagining sex change surgery] but more likely you will grow up to be a mommy.
Caroline: With boobs?
Me: With boobs.

Conversation 2:

Caroline: Daddy, you and Joseph rhyme.
Me: No we don’t. Rhymes are words that sound alike.
Caroline: No, you and Joseph rhyme because you are boys. And me and mommy rhyme because we are girls.

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