Talk about being in two minds about something.Boy Three has been spending a lot of time lately considering his forthcoming fifth birthday. It’s not til June, but it’s already looming large. I suppose when you’ve only had four birthdays, they are a pretty big deal. After discussing the options he seems to have settled on a fancy […]
New shame for Celtic Football Club
It’s raining early signs of sexism
Proving that boys do sing Boy Three is something of a music fan. From behind me in the car he will yell his approval or otherwise of whatever choons Radio Two is pumping out on our journey to nursery.He often asks who’s doing the singing. Perhaps he compares notes with his little chums over snack […]
Pink stinks but it’s also very useful – everyday inconsistencies
Ending the Freshnlo Pedal for Scotland in pink All the pretty colours I hate glitter ghettos, full of those nasty pinky girly things all sparkles and lace. Yuk. I’ve talked before about how reducing our female children’s choices to pink or purple will reflect in reducing all their other choices. Imagine if a girl could only […]
Who would stop a little boy wearing a tutu?
The childminder dropped Boy Three off today, he’d had a good day. “I hope you don’t mind, but he was dressing up… he was wearing a pink sparkly ballet tutu.” Why on earth would I mind? “Some people are strange about it,” she explained. Now this is an entirely sensible childminder of twenty plus years […]