they ended up wanting to buy a kid’s djembe but we were almost out of them and only had purple and yellow left. I handed him the yellow one to try since it was the one closer to me. the kid ended up liking it, so his dad said he would get it.
out of habit, I asked whether he wanted yellow or purple. The dad repeated the question and let the kid decide which color. the kid went with yellow, but it was nice to see the dad not be bothered with his son having the choice of picking between yellow and a stereotypically ‘girly’ purple color.
meanwhile, a mom came in last week and asked for a kid’s recorder. I showed her the ones we had on discount, which happened to be pink. she said ‘but he’s a boy’. I replied with ‘okay?’.
she immediately asked for blue because he had to have blue because he was a boy. i was all ‘ya okay whatever’ and started to pull out other recorders. the first one happened to be a light blue and before i could get to the ones deeper in the pile she jumped down my throat being all ‘NOT THAT BLUE. it’s too light and girly’. I was all ‘don’t worry, I’m getting other colors out’. She ended up going with a dark blue.
like seriously this woman was shitting herself over the color of an instrument that her son is going to put his mouth all over that looks like u know what. but whatever. keep ur unecessarily gendered things u scrub.