My niece and nephew really adhere to traditional gender roles. The boy wanted star wars lego and the girl lego friends (the dumbed-down version where you barely have to build) and nail polish. Oh, and what the girl wanted most in the whole world was a singing Elsa doll. She got it from her parents and spent hours proclaiming her love for the doll and singing along to Let it go. Bliss… At least she’s hilarious too, to make up for the girliness, and she’s bossy and he’s obedient.
Before the kids started daycare/school their interests were much more diverse, so I can only assume this comes from other kids and the teachers there. Which is a shame, cause how do we get away from it then?
I don’t really do new year’s resolutions, but do agree that a fresh new year feels like a good time to start with good intentions. For 2017 mine are:
- thinking of my health and start moving more. no numbers, explicit goals or deadlines, but simply that – move more, be kind to my body.
- favorize women! more female authors and artists (I challenge you Lisaanni! especially for the music part)
- continue learning stuff. my work is honestly in a rut and going nowhere, so I have to compensate by learning other things. first up? a uni course in cartography cause why not.
That’s it. There’ll be monthly reports on how I’m doing.
For today – how can I not have heard of Ida Maria until today?