After reading #mytribeofsix
post &talking about it I realised I had a post (although as always I would tell you to read MTS posts 😉).Casey is my example of the Gender Bubble’.
Being a semi tomboy I was concerned that I wouldn’t be close to a girl..she wouldn’t like me as much. Luckily Casey didn’t conform to any gender rules...we don’t do conformity in my house 😉😈
The gender bubble: you’re a boy, you WILL like cars, trains, swords, rough playing etc.
You’re a girl, you WILL like dolls, barbies, glitter and pink etc.
Now my sd is very much in her gender bubble, everything girly she’s obsessed, I love her for it. Casey spends most of her time in the boy bubble and vacations in the girl bubble...not best analogy but im also a mombie 😉😆
Casey’s pink bunny that she loves comes everywhere. Her fave toy in the house is a glimmie, loves all things fluffy (but barbies and dolls are a no). Shes a car fanatic, anything car related especially her rc car..funny sight as she’s still small and this is one for a 6-8 year old 🤣😂 🚗 👶
Casey fits neither bubble exactly but takes from both. I love this,accept & really do enjoy..I don’t enjoy my sd coming home with questions: “boys play football and sports etc, they can play with tools and build things, drive cars &fight with swords ..but I can’t I’m ONLY a girl!
!!😮☹️🙄 But it saddened me😔. I quickly jumped up with encouragement about how girls can do ANYTHING a boy can do, that neither of the genders are any better.
SoI taught her a brief history and how it was in grandma’s time and how it still is in some places...she eats this up,she is a sponge she wants info &knowledge, she wants someone to tell her that she can do whatever a boy does, maybe even better if she puts in the work.
But what about old school homes?! Many brush it off as feminism but It’s not! how you are raised to think of gender affects your life, the sports you’ll play..or won’t,the job you choose..or don’t. It is imperative that we don’t leave this issue to the schools, we must do this at home and not wait till they are teenagers