Monday, September 12, 2005

My Daughter, the Phyllis Schlafly of FYOs: The Nature v. Nurture Debate Continues

On Mondays and Fridays I pick up the FYO from school at 2:25.

Yes. You heard it: 2:25 p.m.

It is great to have that time with her, but it definitely cuts into my workday which used to go until 5:30 or so.

Today, after her very first piano lesson ever, we had a little separate free time and then decided to try playing LIFE!

While still a bit beyond her, I figured we'd have fun trying.

If you don't remember, you begin by selecting a pink or blue 'peg' and putting it into the driver's seat.

The FYO decided immediately that she had to have a blue peg because

. . . girls don't drive.




Um. . . What?

Yeah. Girls don't drive, so if you have to have someone in the driver's seat, it HAS to be a blue peg!

I'll remember that when you're sixteen and asking for the keys to my car!

She has literally seen four men driving in her entire life: Grandpa, MRM#2 (because MRM#1 literally needs MapQuest to get from his house to his office), FoF, and Sidekick's dad. And even then, when they're with their wives, the WIVES DRIVE!?!

A little further along in the game, one is required to stop at the MARRIAGE stop sign and pick up another peg, pay some taxes, and draw a random piece of luck from the LIFE pile. It so mirrors real life doesn't it?

Upon landing there she exclaims:

Well, I HAVE to have a pink peg!

I literally think I am more bothered by her self-imposed anti-woman generalizations than the societally-inspired homophobia.

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