The boys and I have been listening to “Little Men” by Louisa May Alcott. In the story there is a discussion between one of the girls and the boys at the school over who is able to do more, girls or boys. I really didn’t think this a greatly significant part of the story (perhaps because I am more attuned to how they manage to keep peace and instill valuable lessons in a house filled with boys), but apparently it caught my boys’ attention and resulted in a continued conversation later that day.
Stephen: Why did Nan say she could do everything the boys can do?
Isaac: Boys can do more because they are usually tougher.
Stephen: They can do the same things.
Isaac: No, boys can’t do everything girls can do. They can’t have babies. And they can’t make milk come out of their bras.