Sunday, November 04, 2007

Another pink-collar job

I took Angry Boy to see Bee Movie today. (It was pretty good. I went in with low expectations, so perhaps that helped.) There were some courtroom scenes, which were pretty funny.

In the car ride home, AB and I were talking about the movie. I wanted him to know that the courtroom scenes kind of demonstrated what his mom does for a living.

APL: Remember the scenes in that room, with the woman judge in the black robe and that really large, mean guy?
AB: Yes.
APL: Well, that big guy was a lawyer.
AB: (laughing) No, he wasn't. Lawyers are girls.

I guess it makes sense. If you asked him, he'd say he knows two lawyers: Me, and Sally from the movie Cars.


Blogger CM said...

Kids figure these things out.

10:24 PM, November 04, 2007  
Blogger La Turista said...

So awesome.

8:19 AM, November 05, 2007  
Anonymous Genevieve said...

SO so funny.

"No, AB, really, boys can be anything they want to be. They can even be lawyers!"

10:11 AM, November 05, 2007  
Blogger liz said...

If I'd been drinking milk, it would have come out my nose.

I love that boy.

10:40 AM, November 05, 2007  
Anonymous DaniGirl said...

I was going to say what Genevieve said. Score one for the enlightened male!

11:18 AM, November 05, 2007  
Blogger Cathy P said...

Up until my son was eight or nine he thought that claims adjusters were only female. And that Men were managers. I had to laugh. He just correlated it to what we did, since many of my husbands male friends were managers at his work and many of my friends were claims adjusters at my work he just assumed. When Aunt Liz became a manager at Dad's work then that threw him for a loop and he finally figured out, you can be anything you want to be. But for now at age 10 i'm happy that he just wants to be a Pro baseball player :)

2:44 AM, November 07, 2007  
Anonymous WhyMommy said...

I. love. this generation.

Truly I do.

Isn't it fun to tell our sons that they too can grow up to be anything they want?

11:34 PM, November 07, 2007  
Blogger Blonde Justice said...

Do you think your son is available to run a training for the judges in my new jurisdiction... who still don't understand that young ladies can be lawyer?

If I get asked if I'm the court reporter one more time...

7:08 PM, November 08, 2007  
Blogger Yankee T said...

Hey, that's what we think in our family, too!

2:24 PM, November 09, 2007  
Anonymous Wabi Sabi Me said...

I overheard my 7yr old explain what a judge does to my 5yr old, and he repeatedly used feminine pronouns. I was so proud!

5:09 AM, November 14, 2007  
Anonymous *Justine* said...

I saw "Cars." (I haven't seen very many of the movies that the kids like) It was cute. I can do a good imitation of the buck-toothed car* saying "Mah best friend." ;-)

*can't remember that character's name!


5:31 PM, November 14, 2007  

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