My son responds with, "Yes, we'll ask daddy. Boys are smarter than girls."
My nostrils flare and I try to think of a response that might make sense to a little kid, and more importantly one that will not start an argument. "That's not really true," is what I come up with. Pretty insufficient. "Yes it is!!! I KNOW it is!" yells my son from the back seat. We're in that developmental stage. You know, the one where I could say that we're going to Disneyland to eat ice cream and watch t.v. while we ride ponies all day and my kid would be all.... "NO."
Anyways....back to the fact that my kid might be a misogynist. What have I been teaching him?! What am I doing wrong? I am a stay-at-home mom. My husband goes off to work every day and I do the lion's share of laundry, dishes and cooking. My husband does most of the yard work and car maintenance. We are practically Cleavers, so of course my son would say something like that. Or, maybe he's just three. I do want to make every effort to be sure that both of my boys understand that women are, in fact, SMARTER than men. So I'll need to start working on an action plan there. If you have any suggestions, please share them in the comments section, or visit my seldom seen facebook page, or my almost-never-used twitter account.
The rest of the car ride goes as follows:
Me: (Sitting silently trying to think of ways to prove my superior intelligence.)
R (my son): (Sensing my frustration) I'm cranky! I'm starving! Sometimes I get cranky when I'm starving.
Me: Yes you do.
R: This must be rush hour! There is a lot of traffic and when there is a lot of traffic it is rush hour.
Between his sexist comment, his self-proclaimed crankiness and his disgust at the state of the traffic situation, I have concluded that my kid is, in fact, an 85 year old man.