Saturday, January 30, 2010

Gender Confusion

I was in Gracie's bedroom the other day, and she wanted to show me something she had drawn on her chalkboard.  There were two words written there, one in blue (boys) and one in pink (girls).  She told me that the sign was meant to show who could come in her room.  I laughed and said that she was giving permission for everyone to come in if both boys and girls were listed.

Gracie looked at me like I was crazy and told me no.  I tried to explain that everyone is either a boy or a girl which meant that everyone could come in her room.  If she was old enough to understand the art of eye rolling and deep sighs I would have gotten both from her.  She said very patiently, as though I was  slightly mentally inpaired:

"Not Grandpa, because he's a grandpa and not Daddy because he's a Daddy."
 I guess that makes sense because until just recently she thought that the term human meant adults and that children weren't included in that group.  As in, "They weren't humans Mommy, they were kids!"  What will she think of next?

7 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh that is priceless! She's such a doll. And that picture - she's getting so big!! She really looks like an elementary school kid and not so much a "little" girl!

Crystal said...

I love hearing Gracie stories! My son has just recently started figuring out that his Mimi is my mom and grandaddy is my dad. It's so funny to hear some of the thoughts that come from learning these things as they try to figure the world out!!

Heather C said...

I love it! :)

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

How cute!

Rizzi said...

"KIDS SAY THE DARNEST THINGS" A QUOTE BY ART LINKLETTER. HOW CUTE IS SHE, SHE IS THREE STEPS A HEAD OF YOU. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. RIZZI

luvmy4sons said...

She is so funny. I love the stories you post about her!

Amy said...

almost like when they say "well, when I was a kid, mom..." lol. I hear that from my 7 year old all the time!


Very very cute!