February 29, 2012

Princessy

Please check out my post over at Motherlode, and please consider commenting.

I would also like to add that today I visited the greatest bookstore I’ve ever seen. It is 5 minutes from my new house and right next to a dry cleaner.  I have told my husband that I will be bringing in all the dry cleaning from now on… and that it may take me four hours.  Seriously, that place was like Calypso’s Island; I almost didn’t get out at all.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Poker Chick February 29, 2012 at 1:45 am

    I only have one thing to say: The New York Times!! The New York f-cking Times!!! Okay, that was two things.

  • Reply She Curmudgeon February 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Second the NYFT! Congrats.

    New bookstores are always awesome. And if you’re anywhere within an hours’ drive, the New England Mobile Book Fair is well worth the drive. : )

  • Reply Michele February 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Emily–I just read your post in the NY Times! Gender stereotyping can create such a mental conundrum, can’t it? You have to let your kids be themselves–even when it’s not the choice you would make for them. My company is Princess Free Zone, Inc. (I have a website blog, product, and I’ve also written a book about a female super hero who battles bullies with her magic tools–the first story deals with the main character being bullied because she dresses like a boy) which I started because my daughter liked only “boy” things. I didn’t mind so much, but I did want her to have a balance–I also didn’t want her to reject being a girl. But she had her mind made up. She owns not one girly thing or toy! What bothered me most was the realization that there was so little offered to girls like her in standard stores and depts. It really opened my eyes. Recently, she just had her hair cut really short (she couldn’t wait!). We keep getting comments like, “Hey there little fella!” and “How old is your son?” I just promptly say, “She’s a girl” and smile. To one woman who said, “Oh–her hair is short!” I said, “Yep. There are many ways to be a girl.” 🙂

  • Reply niobe February 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Great to see your writing reaching a wider audience!

  • Reply Lilian Nattel February 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I love great bookstores! 🙂

  • Reply Deena@StayAtHomeFOODIE March 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Congrats on NYT!!!

  • Reply Heather March 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    The type of bookstore where the aisles wind and you hope you get left inside when they lock up? And the possiblity of that happening is too real because the place is an organized mess?

    NYT. Very hoity-toity.

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