The gender talk

Z: Mama, you have girlfriends?

Me: yes jaan, S khala, M khala and any of the girls who are mamas friends are her girlfriends!

Z: ok. Do you have boyfriends?

Me: Yes. But only a few.

Z: does baba have boyfriends?

Me: yes. O uncle, R uncle are baba’s boyfriends.

Z: does baba have girlfriends?

Me: yes jaani, he does.

Z: I don’t like this. Girls should only have girlfriends and boys should only have boy friends.

Me: but you have girlfriends and boyfriends in school, right?

Z: I am small. I can have both!

Z gets up and leaves to continue playing in her kitchen. End of discussion.

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