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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl...  (More)

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Buckets and Purses

Uploaded: Dec 18, 2015
Right now our daughter loves carrying buckets all over our home. She fills them up with anything she can find- cars, trains, pretend food, etc.

It wasn't until earlier this week that she got her hands on a small purse and started filling it up. It was interesting to see an activity that seemed very gender-neutral, filling up buckets, turn into something stereotypically "for girls," carrying a purse.

Earlier today I saw a French commercial reminding us to stop labeling kids' toys "for boys" and "for girls." Kids will decide what they want to play with. I know we will be keeping a variety of buckets, bags, baskets, and purses available for our daughter to fill as she chooses.


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Posted by Mother of 4 , a resident of Palo Verde School,
on Dec 18, 2015 at 10:30 pm

Be careful with what you call carrying a purse being a girl thing. My husband carries a small backpack with him to work everyday, very similar to my own purse like backpack, carrying things like his chargers, glasses case, etc. just like I carry in mine. His is blue canvas, mine is black leather.

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Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Almanac Online blogger,
on Dec 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm

Cheryl Bac is a registered user.

Mother of 4 - We might need to add a backpack and a briefcase to our mix

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