[extropy-chat] ethical issues with children

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Sun Jan 21 21:36:36 UTC 2007

Another thing my kids enjoyed *thoroughly* was the "dress-up box" which had old
clothing in it... often fancy dress. One can frequently buy such stuff at thrift
shops and kids will make it be whatever they want. I have photos of groups of kids
in our old clothing and various dress-ups. What a blast! :) Wigs and hats are good

When my son went to kindergarten the teacher commented to me that he was the only
boy who didn't mind wearing a "dress" from the dress-up box there - for him it was a
king's or wizard's or magic robe.  She was delighted that at least one boy was not
so shackled by gender consciousness that he couldn't even pretend.

He did have mini action figures, and there were some little female dolls - miniature
barbie type dolls - similar size for mini action figures. They were very cheap and
we bought them to increase the scope of the various soldier action figures. We
grownups called them "the camp followers"....


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