Girls Will Be Boys

| Related | November 15, 2013

(Earlier in the day, my brother-in-law had urinated outdoors against the fence. His hands were covered in wet paint, and he didn’t want to risk bringing it inside. My niece has witnessed this, and decides she wants to emulate him. In the middle of playtime, she drops her pants, bends her knees, and starts to urinate in the yard next to her baby brother.)

Sister-In-Law: “[Niece’s FULL Name]! We do NOT wee on the grass!”

Niece: “But daddy does! I’ll be daddy!”

Sister-In-Law: “No, you are not daddy; you are a young lady. Girls wee inside on the toilet, not in the grass. Now march!”

Niece: “Nuh uh, I’m not a girl. I’m a boy.”

(The insistence that she was a boy continued to crop up any time she saw her dad do anything she wasn’t allowed to do, regardless of the reason!)

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