Last week we celebrated International Day of the Girl, and my 7-year-old daughter wanted to know, “So, does that mean there is a International Day of the Boy?” I replied that I didn’t think so.
“Well, that makes sense," she responded, "since girls are more awesome.”
We proceeded to have an enthusiastic conversation about girl power, female identity and what it means to be a girl. I asked her to list her reasons why she thought girls rule, because, being a girl myself (and her mom), I had a vested interest in what her answers would be. She’s in 2nd grade, so many of her observations were of a more physical than philosophical nature, but it was still interesting to hear what being a girl meant to her.