My three-year-old daughter likes to pretend to be a boy when she is participating in role-playing games with her older sister. When they play superheroes, she chooses to be “Shark Boy” or “Superman, NOT Supergirl.” When they play house, she’s the Daddy.
She once asked me if she used to be a boy.
Today, she was telling me about a girl in her preschool class.
“She’s a girl, like me,” she said, before amending, “Well, not a girl like me.”
“How is she different?” I asked.
“I talk like a boy, so now I’m a boy.”