The Boy’s Boat
Mom, mom! Look, it’s the boat I want!
Jimmy, first of all, that boat isn’t for sale. Secondly, do you really want a pink boat?
Mom, It is beautiful. It is the color of a precious rose or a newborn baby girl’s blanket!
Jimmy, when have you seen a rose that color?
The last time Dad brought you roses.
Um, I don’t think you were even born then…
Okay, it’s like the roses Dad pointed to and said you would like.
Well, that sounds closer to the truth! Now, what about this baby blanket? Since when were you paying attention to the “blue is for boys, pink is for girls” stuff?
I’m not. Why?
You said pink like a newborn baby girl’s blanket.
Oh, yeah well, I’ve never seen a baby boy.
Ah, anyhow the boat isn’t for sale.
Well, someday I want a pink boat just like that someday!
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