Tuesday, 26 February 2008

All's Not Lost


In my rant about stereotyping, I forgot to mention the one big and beautiful example of bucking the tired old gender-based trends. The Girl and I arrived at a 4th birthday party - she in fancy dress - to be greeted by no less than 5 pink ballerinas. 
"You were supposed to come as a ballerina," said the obnoxious birthday girl.
"Well I'm a pirate," said The Girl, proudly, and proceeded to spend the rest of the party chasing the boys around the church hall, waving her homemade telescope and shouting "Arrrrr!"
That's my girl.

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4 comments:

Emma K-F said...

Definitely a girl after my own heart - pirates are much more fun than princesses and ballerinas!

Re inappropriate t-shirt slogans, another of my most despised ones is the infamous "So Many Boys, So Little Time!" that was emblazoned across several pretty pink shirts for toddler girls. Urgh - the fact that someone somewhere thought that was a 'good' idea... Words fail me.

Hope Monday's medical went well - however you wish to interpret 'well' at this time! (Are you in or out of Oz now?)

Emma x

Mum'sTheWord said...

Monday's medical was . . . thorough! I may blog about it when I am 'over' it :)

Nik's Blog said...

Oh dear, that doesn't sound too great. Hope it wasn't too bad.

And go, The Girl. Arrr!

Nik x

Anonymous said...

Your daughter rocks! :)