Our reading program has this unit on careers, so we’ve been reading books with different careers in them. Today the book wanted them to guess what you called people who did different things. One page had a picture of an artist drawing a picture, so I asked, “What do you call this person?”
The first answer I got back was, “A picturnarian……” Presumably that would be something like a veterinarian….. Only they draw and don’t fix animals.
There was also a few pictures of women in jobs like airline pilot, or mechanic. I asked the class if girls could do those kinds of jobs. Some, mostly boys, said, “No!”
I replied, “Girls can grow up to be anything they want.”
I hear this little girl in the back, “Then I want to be a boy….”