Merry Christmas everybody! Here is our family updates as we head into 2018. Ellie, we are coming to realize, is a natural born sexist. She is four and says things like “Mom, you can’t do that right? Only boys can do that.” And I always respond with something like “well, no, girls can do that too.” Invariably, she will take this in but then follow it up with a clarification. “Mom, but you are not as strong as boys. That’s what I’m sayin’. Mom’s can’t do that because they are not strong enough…but Daddies are!” And I say “Ellie, girls can do anything boys can do.” And she says “but they are not as strong.” And because she doesn’t understand that there are different kinds of strength, or that trash bags are not that heavy, I just concede the argument and understand she won’t be leading the feminist movement any time soon….