Quietness spells trouble
Oh, what are you up to now!
Is that a bindi you are wearing?
Are those my shoes you are trying out?
I swiftly take them away saying
“That’s only for girls, beta”.
My daughter follows her brother
Hero worshipping him everywhere,
Shorts & shirt, belt & boots
Hers must match his to the hue
I swiftly take out my camera saying
“That’s so adorable, my dear”.
Question for the day: We are ok with little girls who want a superhero tattoo at a birthday party but not so if a little boy prefers a pink flower or a mermaid tattoo. Do we subconsciously send a message to our boys that being #LikeAGirl is not good?