We had so much fun at a good buddy’s birthday party today and it was great for the kids to run around for a few hours before we are house bound when this arctic air hits Wisconsin. The birthday boy was so thoughtful when planning for his party to include Amelia. He made sure that his cupcake flags had a Princess Leia, and the water bottles had male and female Star Wars characters on the labels (so the kids could tell them apart).
I was trying to explain to her who Padme was so we were looking for her image on the table cloth among all the other Star Wars characters. What Amelia said to me broke my heart a little, not necessarily what she said, but the knowledge that was behind it.
“Mom, don’t bother looking. The girls are never on there.”
What message does that give my daughter? What about my son and the other boys at the party?