Girl ToysHas your preschooler ever asked for girl toys or boy toys? Have they wanted "girl" crayons? Or "boy" clothes?
This has been coming up in conversations with my 3-year-old more and more lately and I'm doing my best to address them in a gender-neutral way.
The other day, I asked Rissa to pick up the crayons from one of those big boxes that were strewn across the living room floor. She asked me to help. "Mommy, you pick up the boy crayons and I'll pick up the girl crayons."
"What's a girl crayon?" I asked, puzzled.
"Blue and purple and pink..."
"They are just crayons. Boys and girls can use all the colors," I said, hoping to make crayons gender-neutral once again.
That wasn't the first time she brought up girl versus boy colors. What's interesting is when I ask her what colors those are, her answers don't always fit the stereotypical blue for boy, pink for girls. Sometimes she says red is for boys and white and orange is for girls. Or some otherRead More »from Trying to Convince My Daughter that "Girl Toys" Don't Exist