evidently thinks that our kids should get non-gender-specific toys. Too late! They’ve already been inculcated with the gender-specific myth. Must be in the genes… As an example, when we were wrapping up two dolls, one for each of our daughters, Alexis asked if I thought we should give a doll to Basil — as if he would be jelous of his sister’s gifts! “I don’t think so. I mean, he’s gonna play with their Barbie sleepover inflatable matresses and the canopy — they’re gonna pretend its a castle or they’re in a jungle or something — but I haven’t seen that he has any great desire to play with their dolls. And they don’t seem to want to play with his shooting toys.” Of course, I was right. You would think she would realize this. She spends all day with them, after all.