My 3 boys and I

August 23, 2008


Filed under: My Thoughts — by my3boysandi @ 7:53 am

The other day My Home Schooler was required to draw something pink for a home schooling art blog we contribut to regularly.He nearly didnt do this one. He thought it was a girly colour to work with. He even asked if I could email Barb and ask her if she could do an alternative one for boys πŸ™‚Β  We walked though the house with me trying to find unisex items that had pink on them, like the shampoo bottle that Our Little Man uses.Β  Finally he settled on an icecream πŸ™‚

Funny how some kids think certain colours are meant to be used only by certain people

Its all about stereotyping and lets face it pink certainty has been used by the media to push things at girls


  1. Looks delicious!

    Comment by Gretchen Hanna — August 23, 2008 @ 1:56 pm |Reply

  2. Boys pffft. He obviously doesn’t know that pink was once a male colour. Back long ago it was considered masculine because it’s a strong colour. I have no idea how it became a girly colour but I thought that was interesting to learn.

    Comment by lovestitches — August 23, 2008 @ 2:26 pm |Reply

  3. Well until recently here….now our younger guys wear pink shirts!

    Comment by Jessica — August 23, 2008 @ 2:58 pm |Reply

  4. Hmmm…. and looking at the girly blogs that happen to be pink, is it any wonder that pink is being stereotyped as a girl colour? Hehe…

    That’s a nice ice cream, btw. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Alice Teh — August 23, 2008 @ 9:54 pm |Reply

  5. Strawberry Ice Cream works:)

    Comment by Melissa Markham — August 24, 2008 @ 8:48 am |Reply

  6. Isn’t that funny? It regularly comes up in my dayhome and that is with preschool boys. I always ask them what makes pink a girl color and they have no idea what to say. Already before school age and they’ve some how picked up that cultural thing.

    Comment by Susanne — August 24, 2008 @ 12:25 pm |Reply

  7. True hey. Quintus would NEVER use pink…Jason though, I don’t think it would really bother him but he is in touch with his feminine side πŸ˜‰

    Comment by supermom — August 29, 2008 @ 7:03 am |Reply

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