Woke up this morning with a sudden urge to do the Hulk Smash. It’s got less to do with my anger management issues and more to do with how watching The Hulk smashing Loki around like a rag doll was one of my favorite movie action sequences of all time. Ok who am I kidding? Totally anger management issues.
It’d be nice though. Having an alter ego who swallows bullets and smashes stuff and is basically indestructible.
Speaking of, I was watching The Avengers trailers on Youtube with the husband the night before and the kids came crowding around the screen. We were too engrossed to make them cover their eyes like we usually do when there’s something violent on. When it was over, they were both like “WOAHHH, SHIOK!”
That’s exactly how we know they’re our kids.
We’ve made a conscious effort not to reinforce gender stereotypes around the kids, like how dolls are for girls and cars are for boys. Somehow, they have gravitated towards some stereotypical choices but we would have honestly been ok otherwise.
We were talking about our favorite food in the car and Kirsten said hers was chocolate. Tru was all “I don’t like chocolate, it’s brown. I don’t like brown. I like strawberry because it’s…” when he realized that his next word would have to be “pink”. He hastily followed up with “No, I don’t like pink.”
I don’t know where he learnt to associate pink with femininity, but he was adamant about not liking pink.
It’s ok if it’s a genuine color preference, but if he’s not liking a color because its not manly, then we need to do something about that.
Maybe I’ll start with getting the husband to wear a bunch of pink shirts. Mmm, I do like me a guy who can wear pink and still look hot. If not for anything else, at least just so I can rip it off and…well, I’ll just leave it at that.
More Gender Stereotypes
While we’re still on the topic of gender stereotypes, I’ll never get over how I ended up with a girl who loves doing this.