As A 2-Year-Old Understands Gender

I was just thinking about this conversation I had with my son a couple years ago.  He was two, and, as such, referred to all women as “Mamas”, all men as “Daddys”, and all children as “Babies” (regardless of age).  So, we were working on the words “Boy”, “Girl”, “Man”, and “Woman”.

My wife:  Okay, what’s mama?
My son:  Mama girl!
My wife:  That’s right!  What’s daddy?
My son:  Daddy big guy!
My wife:  *laughing* Okay!  And, what are you?
My son:  I’m Iron Man!
Me:  He seems to have a pretty good grasp on genders.
My wife:  Yeah, I’d say so.


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