Conversations with my daughter

Posted: June 28, 2016 in conversations, Writing
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Boys Don’t Cry

Driving home the other night The Cure came on the radio. From the back seat came a question:

“Why don’t boys cry?”

“What?”

“The name of the song is Boys Don’t Cry.”

“Yep.”

“What does that mean?”

“Oh, it used to be that boys were supposed to be tough, and strong and if you are tough and strong you don’t cry.”

“What about girls?”

“People used to say that girls were weaker and not as strong as boys so it was okay for a girl to cry. But you know, I don’t think that’s really true, I think some girls can be much stronger than boys in many ways.” 

“You mean like when I stopped taking medicine and the doctor said some boys bigger than me had to still take the medicine even after getting out of the hospital?”

“Yep.”

A smile spread across her face and filled my rear view mirror.

 

copyright ©2016  J. Power

 

 

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