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Tue Apr 4, 2017, 11:31 AM

2-year-old girl defends her choice of doll

When 2-year-old Sophia was told she could pick out a prize for finishing her potty training, she knew just what she wanted......

......"She kept going back to the doctor doll, because in her mind, she is already a doctor," Benner said. "She loves giving checkups, and if you come in the house, she'll tell you that's the first thing you need."

Sophia, who will be 3 in July, was so excited by her choice that she wouldn't let go of her new doll until they reached the register to check out.

Did we mention that the doll is black and Sophia is white?

The issue came up right away, when a store cashier asked Sophia: Wouldn't she rather have a doll that looked like her?

According to her mother, Sophia had a ready answer.

"She does (look like me)!" the toddler responded. "She's a doctor; I'm a doctor. She is a pretty girl; I am a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? See her stethoscope?" (read more)

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/2-year-old-girl-defends-her-choice-of-doll-to-cashier/ar-BBzimQj?li=BBnb7Kz

"She's a pretty girl; I'm a pretty girl" sigh.. aren't we all..

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Reply 2-year-old girl defends her choice of doll (Original post)
LakeArenal Apr 2017 OP
TexasProgresive Apr 2017 #1
silverweb Apr 2017 #19
TexasProgresive Apr 2017 #31
silverweb Apr 2017 #40
TexasProgresive Apr 2017 #41
silverweb Apr 2017 #43
Warpy Apr 2017 #35
shenmue Apr 2017 #2
Xipe Totec Apr 2017 #3
Kali Apr 2017 #6
Hekate Apr 2017 #9
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #16
silverweb Apr 2017 #18
3catwoman3 Apr 2017 #4
lunasun Apr 2017 #11
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #15
Leith Apr 2017 #12
demigoddess Apr 2017 #37
Ms. Toad Apr 2017 #14
3catwoman3 Apr 2017 #22
Ms. Toad Apr 2017 #32
3catwoman3 Apr 2017 #33
Ms. Toad Apr 2017 #34
Baitball Blogger Apr 2017 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2017 #7
Ilsa Apr 2017 #13
3catwoman3 Apr 2017 #21
dflprincess Apr 2017 #42
MadCrow Apr 2017 #8
world wide wally Apr 2017 #10
Heartstrings Apr 2017 #17
silverweb Apr 2017 #20
Omaha Steve Apr 2017 #23
Stellar Apr 2017 #24
NurseJackie Apr 2017 #25
metroins Apr 2017 #27
NurseJackie Apr 2017 #29
Angry Dragon Apr 2017 #26
HockeyMom Apr 2017 #28
elleng Apr 2017 #30
3catwoman3 Apr 2017 #36
lunatica Apr 2017 #38
Honeycombe8 Apr 2017 #39
El Mimbreno Apr 2017 #44
mainer Apr 2017 #45
apkhgp Jul 2017 #46

Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 11:32 AM

1. Sophia is true to her name- wise or wisdom n/t

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 01:57 PM

19. Yes she is!

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]That was one of my first thoughts, too.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 03:37 PM

31. I have a granddaughter, Sophia of the same age in the other Carolina.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 09:38 PM

40. Aww...

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]That is such a beautiful name; I love it.

Still waiting for my chance at a grandchild. One of my kids is getting married soon, so maybe in a year or two....

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Response to silverweb (Reply #40)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 09:52 PM

41. Grandkids are,,, well, just grand.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #41)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 10:02 PM

43. I have no doubt!

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]Sooo looking forward to it!

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 03:59 PM

35. Let's hope well meaning but idiot adults don't mess it up

My dad once drove across the desert southwest. I'd left a doll in the back of the car on the deck behind the back seat, a common thing because I wasn't into dolls. When he came back, the rubber had darkened considerably from the harsh sun, making the doll distinctly brown. I was interested in that doll. My parents were horrified and threw it away. Yay for the 1950s and "if it's not white, it's not right."

Sophia sounds like my kind of kid. My favorite book when I was four was "What's Inside of Me?" a sexless anatomy book for the kiddies.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 11:33 AM

2. Yes

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 11:47 AM

3. Love the story! Reminded me of one I posted a while ago

My first encounter with a real girl scientist.

This was back in Houston, in one of the suburbs around the Johnson Space Center.

On a hot summer day, my boys were playing in the back yard with a bunch of neighborhood friends. I was in charge of keeping an eye on them, but I was distracted inside. Can't remember what I was doing. Suddenly several of the kids burst in through the back door, screaming that there's a snake in the yard. This is Houston, we're surrounded by rice paddies, so my first thought is copperhead or cotton mouth. Both deadly vipers. I run to the garage, grab a machete and race to the backyard. I can see rustling in the raised flower beds. It's a big one, but I can't tell what it is; the ferns are three feet tall and thick. I track it to the corner. There's about a dozen kids in the yard and I feel I have no choice but to whack first, ask questions later. So I do.

One, two, three slashes, and I finally nail the snake. Head severed a few inches back from the neck. I pull the body out and, lo and behold, it is a garter snake. Absolutely harmless. I feel like shit.

I wanted to make the best of a bad situation, so I decided this was a good moment for an anatomy lesson. I grab some X-acto knives and head back to the back yard. I cut the snake lengthwise along the belly, exposing stomach, the one lung and a still beating heart. The kids recoil in horror. All save one; a little girl, about four years old. She is fascinated. She is squatting in front of the snake, mesmerized. She asks me to open the stomach to see what's inside. The rest of the kids including my sons have already moved to the other side of the yard. They want no part of this. I open the stomach and there's a couple of small mice, and a frog. She looks at them intently and asks me to turn them over to see them from all sides...

THAT!, my friend, is what a scientists looks like. Male, female, or otherwise, that's the hallmark; that insatiable curiosity.

That little girl is a surgeon now.

She may be the very same person who holds your life in her hands the next time you go to the hospital.

Pray that she is, for then you will be in the best hands. You will be in the hands of a real scientist.




http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002880878

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 12:01 PM

6. ...

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 12:32 PM

9. I Love this. And it was you that helped her along...

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 01:32 PM

16. excellent! I love the curious kids!

 

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 01:55 PM

18. Awesome story!




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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 11:51 AM

4. The store cashier...

...should have kept her bigotted mouth shut. Damn busybody.

Well done, Sophia!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 12:44 PM

11. Is it any of the cashier's business what any one is buying? Dr. Sophia your

answer must have set her straight. Good girl!

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Response to lunasun (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 01:31 PM

15. yes, the cahsier is a fucking asshole

 

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 12:59 PM

12. This Post Deserves a Thumbs Up

I thought the same thing. It's how bigotry extends into the next generation - small experiences like that

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Response to Leith (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 05:12 PM

37. two thumbs up!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 01:26 PM

14. Yes - and I'm willing to bet that the cashier NEVER

asked a black girl buying a white doll that question.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 02:08 PM

22. Maybe. I am going to hazard a guess that this...

...cashier would probaby think a black child shouldn't be allowed to have a white doll.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 03:38 PM

32. I grew up in the era when that was all there were.

So it wasn't a quesiton of being allowed to have a white doll - but there weren't any dolls for brown children that even bore a passing resemblance to them.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #32)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 03:56 PM

33. We may be of similar vintages.

I arrived on the planet in 1951.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #33)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 03:58 PM

34. 1956 n/t

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 11:55 AM

5. Good to read.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 12:09 PM

7. Remember the news a few weeks ago about the boy who got a haircut

like his friend so their teacher wouldn't be able to tell them apart?

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTivn04Uog0r0wj8RNAe-UBIQzWdGEXaHwKXC4aXqJc4QAT4tCDAQ

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 01:20 PM

13. I remember that. It is so great that these

Children are blind to race and ethnicity. Let's hope they never change and they teach other kids to be the same.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 02:05 PM

21. That was one of the best...

...stories EVER!

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 09:54 PM

42. I love that story

and two little saps (said with affection) are both so pleased with themselves and convinced they'll fool their teacher. I do hope she or he went along with it.


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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 12:22 PM

8. "A little child shall lead them".

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 12:34 PM

10. If taller people only acted like Sophia

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 01:42 PM

17. We could all learn from this little girl...

And good on her parents as well!

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 02:02 PM

20. Way to go, Dr. Sophia!

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]You are so lucky to have such a wonderful, supportive mom, too. I hope to have the chance to see what you're up to in another 15-20 years!



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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 02:09 PM

23. K&R!

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 02:15 PM

24. Children are so precious!



He wanted to trick their teacher so he had his hair cut so that she wouldn't know the difference.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4273942/Kentucky-boy-four-shaves-head-match-black-friend.html

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 02:18 PM

25. WTF is wrong with the store cashier??? The nerve!!

The issue came up right away, when a store cashier asked Sophia: Wouldn't she rather have a doll that looked like her?
Jesus H. Christ at the disco! What kind of person says something like that?

Or is that pretty much the "norm" for South Carolina? I don't know...

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 02:22 PM

27. I don't know if this is true

I can't imagine any cashier saying this and the story doesn't mention the store or any complaints.

Every time I see stories like this, the person recants it a few weeks later when they realize people have caught on that it's a lie.

If it's true, there's something wrong with that cashier but I right now don't believe this happened.

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Response to metroins (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 02:25 PM

29. I hope you're right.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 02:21 PM

26. GOOD GIRL

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 02:23 PM

28. My then 2 year old Grandson wanted a Doll

when his Mom was pregnant. He didn't care if it was a boy, or girl doll "like Mommy". He also wanted a Kitchen Set, and constantly wants to help his Mom cook. So what? Lose the male/female gender classifications. Perhaps, he will grow up to be a Chef like his Great-Great-Great-Grandpa, or a Chef Ramsey. At any rate, maybe loving. caring Daddy from changing Baby Dolls Diapers, unlike his PRESIDENT. "HER job, not mine."

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 02:43 PM

30. My 18 month old grandaughter also chose a black doll this weekend.

Noa is white, like Sophia. My daughter recalled HER favorite American Girl Doll, and she wrote this yesterday: 'I remember why I always found Addy to be the most beautiful. I had read all of her stories and I was captivated by her power. Strong women are beautiful.'

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 04:09 PM

36. When my now 27 year old son was about 4, a family of color moved...

...into our otherwise melanin-deficient neighborhood, we stopped by to introduce ourselves. The family had 2 little girls, the same age as mykids. As is so often the case, the kids were instant best buddies, and we went over to their house many times.

One afternoon, when we were outside in their front yard, my older son asked his friend a question that she couldn't answer. He pointed to the 8 yr old boy who lived next door, and said, "I'll ask her brother. I'll bet he knows."

The 8 yr old next door was as blonde and blue-eyed as a poster child for Sweden. I was touched by the innocence of my son's assumption that this young man was his frined's brother, and hoped that he would always be so ""color-blind."

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 05:18 PM

38. that child is being brought up right!

Kudos to the parents!

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Apr 4, 2017, 09:08 PM

39. Good girl. nt

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 10:19 AM

44. Kids like these give us hope for the future.

Let's make sure they're not contaminated by the hate and cruelty spewing out of DC.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 11:10 AM

45. "Doc McStuffins" is fantastic inspiration for little girls

My 3 year old granddaughter is a huge fan of the show, and every time I visit, the first thing she wants to do is give me a check-up. She has her own medical kit with a stethoscope, otoscope, and even a plastic x-ray machine. This is all due to Doc McStuffins, which has introduced a whole generation of little girls to the idea that they too should be doctors.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 08:09 PM

46. The innocence and perspective of childhood n/t

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