I bought a book for the kids a while back called “Peanut Goes for the Hold”.
In effect, it’s a book about pronouns.
Peanut isn’t a he. Peanut isn’t a she. Peanut is a they or a their.
Jaanu used to call Peanut a he. No matter how I read the book, with more open pronouns as it was written.
Jaanu always talked about Peanut as a he.Until today. Where it clicked.
Sometimes, they, are they.
A small step like this at age four has profoundly positive ramifications and impacts on his perspective at age fourteen and forty.
It’s not about how we see or how we choose to refer to other people. It’s getting to a place of seeing them as they want to be seen, and calling them how they would like to be called.
Luv ya, Bud.