The Gender Gap
Yesterday two little girls got dressed up and went for tea, and had manicures, and it was insanely cute...embarrassingly indulgent, and really not like anything we've ever done. Their wings even lit up. Yeah, kinda awesome, except that I've maybe never felt more stranded on a testosterone island in my life. Princesses, fairies, pink, purple, fancy shoes and nail polish, and me left befuddled, quite literally. I'm on happiness' side so I'm down with whatever but wow, there's no way a regular guy can fathom the very deeply rooted, Disney inspired, little girl stoke that's all wrapped up,in a purple and periwinkle tutu and new lime shoes...impossible. In a moment most definitive of the comprehension gap, Daddy was out buying lacrosse mini-sticks for Zo and him to play with in the park while that same girl was getting a manicure and eating finger sandwiches.