It’s true that a majority of children seem to gravitate towards gender-specific items (though how much is nature or nurture is still a puzzle), but it amazes me that people still try to FORCE children to act according to their what their gender is “supposed” to like rather than personality.
Anyhow, it was fun to put in the gender frog, and if it had occurred to me I likely would have included the frog again.
Oh, and if you haven’t seen the fun viral video yet:
When I hear someone say “you don’t want to do that,” I know that very often they actually mean “I don’t think you should do that because I certainly wouldn’t want to.”
Which is why it’s good to know yourself. :)
When scripting “Little Dee” I really enjoyed the little details such as Blake saying that they “talked WITH frogs” rather than “talking TO frogs,” because in their world, frogs, of course, talk back.
I think Virgil was mentioned once or twice more. Hm.
Anyhow, this is something I try to be conscious of, whether on the phone or just in conversation, that if I’m talking about gross or not all-ages etc topics, to try to be conscious of those around me (eaters, kids, etc).
This is the exact kind of obtuse argument my brother and I would make as kids.
And GrapeEnvyGuy just emailed me, he and his wife just made Vachel ornaments (with knitting too!), with an accompanying poem. So sweet, check them out. :)
Right lesson, wrong time.
I actually really love gags like this where the reader has to actually visually piece together the joke.