We were at my parents’ house eating lunch as I did laundry (because of my dead washing machine), and, just like during my childhood, the TV was on as we ate. We were watching some sort of educational cartoon.
Tornado E: Mommy, I thought girls were tougher than boys.
Where do you go with that? Yes. No. Why? Boys and girls are the same but different. Our society tells us boys are tougher. Crap.
Me: Why do you think that?
Tornado E: Because you’re tough, and you’re a girl.
What do you say to that?
And when Tornado S plays with his toys, he often has me as a character.