Friday, February 22, 2008

What do you want to do when you grow up?

I was just reading a Geekdad post where the author/father examined gender roles and norms and how he could instill a spirit of geekiness in his daughter. This is great:

"I asked my 3-year-old daughter what would happen when she was a grown-up lady. The first thing she said was, "paint my nails." I asked what else. 'Get a box of tools.'

That's my girl!"

It reminded me of Colin's response when asked about his concept of adulthood. Carrie and I asked him what he wants to do when he's big like us. His replies were (in no particular order): "read books, drink coffee, grow a beard, drink wine."

That's my boy!

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