I knew the post title would draw you in! Did it make the small hairs on the back of your neck stand up? No? Okay, maybe that only happens to me.
My son and I watched four kids this week. The ages ranged from 14 months to 6 years. The two three year olds (boy and girl) and the six year old (boy) decided to play house. The younger boy was the baby, the girl was the mom, and the six year old boy was the dad.
The pretend ‘mom’ said, “Pretend I’m a doctor and I have to go to work. You stay with the baby.”
The pretend ‘dad’ vetoed that idea. “No, you have to be a nurse and I’m a doctor. The men do the important stuff.”
I resisted the urge to ask where he got that idea. I did gently explain that being a nurse or a doctor are both very important jobs. Both men and women are nurses and both men and women are doctors.
I would still like to know where he got that idea. I have suspicions, but that’s all they are. What are your feelings on that? Should I have said more, or did I do right to leave it at what I said. I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it at their ages.
Leave your opinions on this if you will.