Monday, August 23, 2010

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree

Once upon a time, some almost 30 odd years ago, a little boy (about 7 or 8) rode with his Mom in a big yellow and white truck. This little boy informed his Mom that Moms (and more specifically, girls) "Don't drive rucks." (Said little boy had a special way of saying words with tr... mainly to leave of the "t" portion of the word leaving only the "r...".) His Mom and Dad got a good chuckle out of that perception (misconception?) from the little boy, my little brother.

Fast forward 30-ish years to a different Mom driving with another little boy (aged 10). A similar conversation takes place. The Mom smiles inwardly as she thinks back to hearing the same sentiment come from that other child... her little brother.

When probed deeper on WHY girls should drive trucks, this next generation little boy (The Kiddo if you hadn't guessed), couldn't really pinpoint WHY girls shouldn't drive trucks... just that it was a boy thing to do.

It's so funny when history comes full circle, no?