Thursday, February 12, 2009

Deconstructing the Anatomy of Gender, or Just Another Dinner Conversation at Our House

Grace: If Mia cut off all her hair, she would turn into a boy.

Mia: Yeah!

Mommy: No, she'd still be a girl even if she cut all her hair off. Do you know why?

Grace: Because Heavenly Father made her to be a girl!

Mommy: Um, yeah, so that means her body would still be a girl body even if her hair was cut off, because she'd still have--

Grace: I know! I know! Eyelashes!

Mia: Shoes!

Mommy: Uh, not exactly.

Grace: Shiny berry lip gloss!

Mia: Knees!

Mommy: It's a part of your body that will help you have a baby when you are older...

Pause.

Grace: Oh. THAT. Hey, if Eric had long, curly hair he would turn into a girl!

Thud. Thud. Thud.

Grace: Why is Mommy banging her head on the wall?

4 comments:

Becky and Chris said...

That's hilarious!!! A child's understanding of the world is the most refreshing thing. A parent can depend on experiencing two emotions every day with kids, frustration and a happiness from laughter that makes a trip to the restroom necessary.

Edgy said...

Silly Mommy . . . Gender is all about the Shiny Berry Lip Gloss.

Monica English said...

You're kids are the some of the funnest to laugh at virtually. Glad you let us have a glimpse into your life.

Megan B said...

Oh, Wendy. You and your family are hilarious! I LOVE IT! I totally burst out laughing, had to cross my legs.