Then the other day, while walking through the toy section at the grocery store, she said it.
"Those are boy toys."
I'm not going to lie, my heart broke a little bit. I'm sure it's just something that she's heard at daycare, but I hated hearing that she was dismissing an entire aisle of stuff because she thought it was for boys, and therefore not for her.
I tried to explain that toys are for kids. Boys can play with whatever they want, and girls can play with whatever they want. She listened, but I don't know how much sunk in.
I hope as she gets bigger she will continue to pursue things that interest her because they're interesting - not because she's trying to fit in someone else's mold. It's just hard seeing those societal pressures starting when she's still so little!