So I think I have only really noticed this since some very lovely girlfriends gave me a triceratops necklace for my birthday and a matching dinosaur birthday card (which I LOVE) but the majority of people think dinosaurs are for 8 year old boys! What the?
I really don’t get it. My sister had a massive fascination with dinosaurs growing up. I’m not sure if it’s because we used to love the movie The Land Before Time, oh flat head – he was so cute. She had a fair bit of dinosaur stuff. So I guess for me it was always normal that dinosaurs were for everyone.
But since I have been wearing my necklace I’ve had noticed a few interesting comments from ‘are you wearing a dinosaur necklace?’ to ‘oh yeah, boys they just love dinosaurs… oh so do you?’
Does everything have to be categorised as boys or girls? I find this really a strange thing. My sister and I grew up wearing pretty dresses (including one that had watering can buttons – it was floral. I was convinced that the watering cans kept the flowers on my dress from dying) but we also wore ‘old clothes’ to play in the mud or help Dad in the shed.
Also there were never boys and girls toys there were just toys. I did once crack it because I was given a small transformer for my birthday and I really wanted a big one, my mum has since made up for that getting me one just a few years ago. Thanks Mum x
Clearly I am the same today. I love to get my hair done and wear pretty clothes but I equally love to fix scales with my Dad in my King Gee shorts. I would love to go and see monster trucks or just watch bad reality make over shows.
I think sterotypes are boring and while some people buy into them I choose to be me. I intent to make sure that my beautiful niece knows that she can just be her and if that’s wearing Wonder Woman outfit or pretty bows in her hair then she should, maybe even at the same time. The only rule should be to stay true to herself.
I believe you should always be yourself… unless you can be a mermaid and then I would be the mermaid… but that might be another post!!