Friday, September 19, 2008

Gender Poltics in Kindergarten

This morning, Laney was being intractable about going to school (evidently princesses are home schooled). When I finally got her in the school, she wouldn't go sit in the line. Here's our dialog:

Me: Laney, go sit down!
Laney: I don't WANT to sit next to Kimoni!
Me: That's not very nice. How would you feel if someone said that about you?
Laney: Well, if it was a boy, not too bad.

The kid slays me. Kimoni, by the way, agreed with Laney and was entirely unoffended (if not outright relieved) when she sat next to a girl.