“Princesses and Dinosaurs”

Yesterday, my five year grandson was “reading” me a book about dinosaurs…..the quotes because he was partly reading, partly recounting memorizations, and partly making it up.   You learn a lot from those made up parts….

Inside the book, a used one from a book or garage sale, were the words K. Lee inscribed on the inside flap.   “Maybe, it’s the author,” my grandson asked.   With an author for a grandma, he is used to my signing his books……  No, it’s probably the girl or boy to whom this book once belonged, I told him.   Then, I told him a bunch of names that began with K.  ………Kevin, Kristina………..

“Grandma, it can’t be a girl’s book,” he informed me.   “Girls like princesses and unicorns, not dinosaurs.   Boys like dinosaurs.”

“Oh, really?” I answered……..channeling the Ruth Bader Ginsburg in me.   “Well, when I was your age, I happened to have my own dinosaur book and my own dinosaur coloring book.  Girls can like dinosaurs too….”

Later that day, I recounted the episode to my other daughter.    Her son, (my other grandson), is 7 years old and in first grade.   She said she recently had a similar exchange with him, about boys and girls and the world.  It must have left quite an impression, because evidence of this impression was revealed in a school assignment.

His class assignment was to draw something for which you wished to occur in the future.   My grandson drew his version of a bag of money with the words……I want girls and boys to have equal pay…….  Ruth would have smiled……  🙂

Now, if a 7 year old can grasp the clarity of this………why can’t so many others who wish to have women remain in the dinosaur age……………….dinosaur final

Miles and Thomas………this blog is for you……..


Grandma  ♥♥


About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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