Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Can too

Brought my lunch to work today.

In my son's Spider Man lunch bag (he's currently using a red, orange, and black swirly number from Land's End) "Hey!" he said. "You can't take that! You're a girl!"

And I said, "I can too. I love Spider Man."

And he said, "But he's for boys!"

And I said, "I can be a pretty pink princess AND like Spider Man."

The only valid reason to not bring my lunch to work in a Spider Man lunch bag is that I'm not seven. The fact that I'm not packing a salami has no bearing on the matter.

I guess I need to break out the Free to Be You and Me album again.


Jenn said...

I love spiderman, and my sister is like a spiderman EXPERT!

kathy a. said...

snickollet has a recent semi-relevant post.

landismom said...

Spiderman rocks. The Spiderman lunch box rocks for any gender.

KLee said...

Hey -- that doesn't matter! I have a Monkees lunch box!

Magpie said...

My kid loves Spiderman. And princesses.

I have a post brewing on gender neutrality. I really should just write it.

ramblinred said...


Yankee, Transferred said...

"packing a salami.." I AM ON THE FLOOR!!

liz said...

YT! I'm so glad you caught that!


Jody said...

Next time, bring a salami sandwich.

Or, would that trigger too many new Issues? :-)