It is 9:32AM. What messages have my 3 daughters, ages 4, 6, & 9, gotten about gender today?
First thing early morning, I played Connectagons with my youngest child. I bought this toy, by the way, when LEGO Friends came out. I was so annoyed by LEGO’s gender segregation, I sought out new building toys. I may have even blogged about Connectagons as a possible alternative to LEGO. Check out the front of the box.
The back of the box? The 3 boys play Geometry, Treetop, and Under-the Sea.
The 2 girls? They play butterflies
Then onto Chutes and Ladders. Again, boy in front. Same old ratio, 5 boys, 3 girls counting the tiny one in the way back.
And then, even though it was just 8:30 and foggy, we opened the new Slip n’ Slide. The box cover features 4 boys, complete with quotes from Michael and Randy about how much fun they’re having.
My youngest daughter got cold, came back into the house, and handed me a book Stories for Girls. Look at that, 3 girls. All on the cover.
Think girls are born obsessed with princesses, ballerinas, and mermaids? Or do you think, just maybe, that girls, like all children, are self-centered and want to see themselves front and center, the stars of the show?
Okay, it’s not even noon. Are you kidding me? I’m ready for a nap. This Fourth of July vacation blogging relapse was fun but sadly, over. Back to Fairyland for me. See you all soon.