A very young teacher assistant at Klara’s school last week: “Look at how quiet they are! It’s because they are all girls. I know it’s not fashionable to say any more but these differences exist.”
Me: “Erm. . . This one here is Leo. This is Luke, and this one is Max. The other four are, indeed, girls.”
The kids this age are so unaware of gender that I can’t convince Klara that the father of her friend Kara is a father and not a mother. The fellow has long, thick hair, so she’s convinced that means he’s a mommy. The fact that he also has a handlebar mustache is not making a difference to her.
People who say that their child “identified as” male or female at 18 months are crazy.