Anything you can do, I can do better…or maybe not.

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.



About Wendy McCollum

I am a single mom to five wonderful boys. Life is an adventure, with many twists and turns. We live in hope, always, for our great God can redeem all things. There are so many funny and precious moments that slip by too fast. Perhaps here I can save them for when my own memory fails.
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