Monday, July 26, 2010


Today Grandma took Iain to the store and helped pick out 2 pairs of sneakers.

Iain kept reaching for multi-colored, sparkly sneakers and we would say, "No, honey. Those are for girls." Now, I'm not a freak for gender roles, but I just can't imagine sending Iain to school in tennis shoes with a patchwork of pink and purple ponies on them.

But you never know what little ears are hearing. Later, after we checked out, put a pair on Iain, and packed ourselves into the car for a trip to the pool, he proclaimed from the backseat: "These shoes for GIRLS!"

We had to explain that no, those were his shoes, not for girls, and perfectly fine for him.

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