Killing cookies in the kitchen with Lara!
Today’s a rest day for me, but waking up a half hour earlier to squeeze in a bonus workout in the morning. Double workout day, and I’m just FINE with that.
Head over to my facebook page to see the recipe for my ginger cookies! Look for the Deck The Balls pic! (you don’t have to have a facebook page to see it: it’s public and open!)
Little Girl Questions The Marketing Of Toys
“Some girls like superheroes, some girls like princesses! Some boys like superheroes, some boys like princesses! So why do all the girls have to buy pink stuff and all the boys have to buy different color stuff?”
A lot of what we learn about gender-appropriateness comes through marketing (and through our early interactions), so allowing kids opportunities to question that marketing might allow them to explore who they are and what they like: not who they should be, and what they should want. I’m particularly sensitive to little boys who prefer Barbies (and the trauma caused by ripping Barbies from their tiny hands and telling them they’re for ‘girls’), since there’s to be more homophobic pressure on little fellas (including the fear that they’ll be judged on the playground for their choices). But the messages we send girls can be just as important. It really is telling - a peek at the background and you’d swear she was swimming in a sea of pink.
Some boys like princesses. Some girls like superheros. It does NOTHING to them to explore these options, but it does have lasting effects to deny them their preferences and reinforce gender stereotypes early on.
It IS a good question Riley. Hope you got what YOU wanted for Christmas, pink or no. :)
Me and My Sister
Sex without protection is MAGIC. Why? Because The Baby Appears The Father Disappears.