Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Boys vs. Tropes vs. Women

Overheard in my house today, in the general vicinity of the Wii:

Neighbor Boy: Wait, what? Where did that girl come from?
Isaac: Samus is a girl, dude.
Neighbor Boy: What? I'm not playing a girl. I'm picking someone else next round.
Isaac: Good. I'll put Samus on my team.
Neighbor Boy: You want Samus on your team?
Isaac: Yeah.
Neighbor Boy: [ . . . ]
Neighbor Boy: In that case, maybe I want Samus on my team, too.
Neighbor Boy: Yeah!

How do you know you have succeeded in teaching your son to respect women? When you see him teaching other boys.

(Tropes vs.Women)


korinthia said...

I love this. And it gives me real hope, which I kind of needed today, so thank you.

Kristin said...

Awesome! I loved this. I have a boy, too.

Autism United said...

That is so so cute! Good job!

CCYL said...

When I found out she was a girl, I dreamt that something like this would happen :)