I have three daughters. The first came out wanting her socks and bows to match her dress, and I would have questioned her maternity if such a thing were possible with a home birth. The second could never be bothered with her sister's dolls and such, but would kick and hit anything she came close to. The former is now a marketing manager and the latter a vulcanologist. The third came some time later and was exposed to dolls and balls from birth. She fell hard for lego, playdough and anything else she could get her hands on, and is an engineering student. I believe that as long as love and acceptance are present, nature takes it course.Terrifying. How on earth have they managed to get through life without ever owning Ikea furniture?
Trouble is, it's not just the oldschool types or it'd just be a matter of waiting for them to die out. So long as there's a few of the 'Maddy' type women out there, some people will persist in believing that all women are like that. I also once had someone tell me that I *must* have gone into IT in order to pull and that I'd be a shoe-obsessed heat-reading airhead if only I were pretty enough. The really depressing thing is, it was a woman who said it.
...which is exactly why Barbie and the like should be banned and all children, whatever their gender, should be given *proper* toys. I don't think I've ever encountered a woman in IT who didn't have Lego, Meccano and the like as a kid, but I've yet to work out whether it's because they were already that way inclined and demanded the toys, or whether the toys turned them techie. I'm tempted to assume the latter, as I was perfectly happy to wear pink frills and pretend to be a fairy princess when I was three, and then got a load of hand-me-down toys from cousins, and by the time I was seven thought girls were silly and would only play with boys...
I'm not likely to ever have kids of my own, though, and friends are strangely reluctant to let me experiment on theirs, so I suppose I'll never get a real answer.
ok, gather your seats children. history lesson.One question I have though -- I've heard a lot of people go on about Edwina Currie and I half expected not to like her, but I quite enjoyed her contribution. Why is she not well liked?
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=aEke16qi.LZMNov. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Hornby Plc, the U.K. maker of model trains, said sales of its Airfix model kits doubled after a British Broadcasting Corp. television program featured a life- size model of a Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft.
James can be proud!
she did, John Major. although the affair wasn't when he was PM but a Government Whip in Thatcher's Cabinet.She also had an affair with the prime minister did she not? Although I do have to "give props to" anyone who can make Gordon Ramsay nervous. That's skill.