Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Gender Schmender

There's been a lot of noise in the press about a couple who have decided to raise their child genderless. I'm not going to enter into the debate here, basically because I'm so busy raising said genders that I don't have time to think.

But here's what I know about raising girls vs raising boys.

When Little Miss does jigsaws it looks like this

When the Duke does jigsaws it looks like this

When Little Miss and I do creative projects they look like this

When Duke and I do craft projects they look like this

When Little Miss and I have finished our craft project someone comes along and does this

And it's never been suggested to me by Little Miss' pre-school teachers that I read this

I could go on, but I think you catch my drift.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

How old are you?

We're teaching the Duke numbers, and a useful way to do this is to play the "How old are you?" game.

And it goes like this:

"Duke, how old are you?"
"Um.. I don't know"
"You're two!"
"I'm two!"

"Little Miss, how old are you?"
"I'm three-and-a-half!"
"Duke, how old is your sister?
"Um.. I don't know"
"She's three!"

"How old are you, Duke?
"I'm two!"

you get the picture...

So for a bit of fun we add in

"How old is Mummy?"
"Um... I don't know"
"How old is Duke?"
"Yes! How old is your sister?"
"Yes! Well done!

and I'm thinking, yay! He's getting it!

So we go
"How old is Mummy?
and without the slightest hesitation he chirps up...