Me (as we’re reading a book): She looks pretty confident, huh? Everyone else looks scared though.
2nd grade girl: Yeah, but that’s weird.
Me: What’s so weird about that?
2nd grade girl: Well, she’s a girl and she’s brave. Usually only boys can be brave.
**cue my heart breaking**
Me: I think anybody can be brave, even girls.
(cue me telling her a story about when I was brave and helping her brainstorm times she was brave)
Where is she getting these ideas?! Is she picking it up from school? From the books she’s reading? From TV? I don’t know. But I do know I’m going to be bringing in lots of books for us to read about strong women :)