Overheard in a store today:
"Here's a boys potty..."
Wondering what made a potty different for boys than for girls (this could be important secret mother information) I snuck a look.
It was blue. And like every other portable potty in every other way. Just blue. That made it a boys one. Apparently.
Give me a break people.
Blue is a most excellent colour and surely we are past designating it as a boys colour?
In fact it used to be the 'girls colour' . (I'm just going to trust you to Google that yourselves like I did)
And while we're at it - 'the girls colour' of pink doesn't appeal to me much at all. Sure, it has value and a place and I will consent to using it in various ways. I just prefer blue. Or green. Or yellow, orange, white, red... and a whole lot of other shades & tones that strike my fancy before pink does.
Pink is not for girls. Blues is not for boys. They are colours to be used as people enjoy using them. Just like all the other colours. They create moods and inspire us. They tell stories and have meanings. BUT only the ones we apply to them. And those meanings are different the world over.
So go forth and use whatever colours you feel like using for whatever your purpose is. Create your own colourful world and don't let someone else tell you that blue is just for boys.
Because in this house - blue is most certainly for girls too.