For the International Women’s Day, I got a bunch of tulips, dark chocolate covered banana and pineapple slices, and a bottle of port.
Klara got a bunch of superhero stickers.
“What are these, mommy?” she asked.
So I had to explain that these are like princesses but for boys. Then I had to explain why boys don’t get anything sparkly or in “happy colors.”
She is the kind of girl who doesn’t leave the house without donning a sparkly princess dress with a puffy skirt and color-coordinated socks, hair ties, and shoes. I once offered her a pair of jeans, and she reacted as if I were making a bad joke. Given that this is how I react to jeans, too, I’m not deeply shocked.