so sorry, mam

For Lily, inanimate objects have recently taken on genders. I’m guessing it has to do with our recent trip to Mexico. I mean, she didn’t start speaking Spanish, but since they say kids can pick up languages quickly, I’m guess it rubbed off on her somehow. In any event, she’ll say to me, “Mom, I don’t like this chair. I want a girl chair.” Ah, OK? I asked her if she could see any girl chairs in the room and it turns out there were quite a few. At our table though, just one. And I was sitting in it. Clearly, I am a thoughtless mama.