Sunday, July 15, 2007

Should We Give Them a Symbol?

A couple of weeks ago the Numismatist asked me a question: "Why do you call the girls 'Little Mrs. and Littlest Mrs. Eris?'"

Being a lefty, communist, bra-burning, feminist, this had already been bugging me for a while, but it took my mother to fling me into action. Why was I assigning them gender roles so early in life? Why, when one of them has already displayed alternative lifestyle tendencies, am I assuming they will both be Mrs.? Also, I never check the Mrs. box when filling out a form - I always call myself Ms. - so where did the Mrs. come from?

So, in the future, you will know the gals as Little Ms. Eris and Littlest Ms. Eris. I think this will be a smooth transition to make, but I'm wondering if they should have symbols like Prince did when he changed his name...

4 comments:

The Numismatist said...

Thank you.....

Meemoo said...

OK, I must be the strange one in the family, I read nothing in to that whole Mrs. thing. Seriously...and you took Dutchess's link off! How I am I going to keep track of her little parasite?

Meemoo said...

First thing, I knew I was spelling it wrong. Sorry Duchess! Second, I found her, duh, just do a search. (Is that considered stalking?)

Eris said...

Meemoo: Sorry about the link removal. It was inadvertant and has been corrected. Stalk away!