Yesterday, relieved that both Santiago and Nuria were sick, I took the three little ones to the kitchen for a lesson in likes and dislikes. I let little Ramoncito, who is four, color a picture of Santa and a Christmas tree while the older two, Clara and Paloma were given two magazines each to cut out and paste three things they like and three things they dislike.
The girls chose things like babies, purses and chocolate to add to the “likes” column. Ramon sat at the end of the table farting.
They learn these gender roles so early in life, don’t they?