Saturday, November 12, 2005

Genderally Speaking

The oldest showed today for his first time. He came in third in his class of equitation, which was outstanding and right where we expected, considering (1) the two riders who came in first and second have been riding two years and one year longer respectively than he, and (2) he values speed and degree of difficulty over form.

Third place is a yellow ribbon.

A girl who was yet to show admired it and said, "That's the color of marigold flowers."

My son replied, "No, it's the color of the Corvette we saw on the way here."

Then he showed her how if you drop dust behind your back while standing with your feet apart, it kinda looks like you're pooping.

gender role
The pattern of masculine or feminine behavior of an individual that is defined by a particular culture and that is largely determined by a child's upbringing.
"gender role." The American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002. 13 Nov. 2005.