Friday, September 14, 2007

Pink is for boys too

We took Little M to Staples the other day to get a loose-leaf binder for Chinese school. He chose a pink one. I tried to steer him to a green one instead. Was that wrong??? It felt wrong. But I'm willing to bet that at least one of the other 4-year-olds in his class has been told that "pink is for girls." I didn't think fast enough to explain that it's cool that he likes pink but that there might be some narrow-minded people who don't agree. "I like pretty colors," he said. We ended up with a red one and he seemed OK with that. Red's his favorite color. sometimes.

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