Amelie has been interested recently in what makes a girl a girl and what makes a boy, a boy. (This curiosity has laid the groundwork for some very interesting conversations.)
The other day we were watching Ellen, and Dolly Parton was the guest.
--Now, if you know me, you know I LOVE Dolly, so I had to watch!
Dolly came out and is um, very feminine and flashy, right? and Ellen, is very low-key--here is
"Hey Mama, Dolly really likes skirts AND she has big hair. She has a pretty dress, she's fancy."
"Who's that boy there next to her?"
Ha! Isn't it interesting how at a very young age she has already assumed that all girls must wear girly things and look girly and have long hair--tonight she was really thrown for a loop when we were watching a snippet of Willy Wonka
(Johnny Depp version, he's so yummy)
and she wouldn't believe us that Willy is indeed a boy--
"Well, Mama, he's got too much hair for a boy!"
I told her someday she would like boys with long hair =)