|kevin (pissed off)|
I was looking at the pictures today on one of the social networking sites ..where a male(infant) is recognised by blue and ..a.female by (pink)which is very common in US..
I think being an Indian by birth where I was born and raised ..all colours were same and I grew up wearing blue tee or my bro often wore a powder pink shirt...and nobody said anything...BUT ...now I see there are big changes too..(in India)
...The reason I am mentioning this is...In US..all kids go by colours ..its in the environment and school system...( the blue day and pink day)
We were out for weekend and both my sons were sitting along with my cousins son...so all together three boys in the back seat..
We stopped on our way to MacDonald ...in drive-thru to get something for the kids
..Usually drive thru people don't understand and end up making mistakes....and I always say...its better to go inside and get food rather from a drive -thru...
...My husband placed an order for three boys ..kids meal...and we ended up getting two meal for boys and one for girl...and toys with them came in same manner ...in blue and pink watches even the cup for drink was also different...it had some girl y thing on the cup..
both the older ones picked up the blue (my son and my cousin's son),they are almost the same age ..and my younger one who barely three yrs old at that time ended up getting pink toy and the cup....
both the older ones laughed at his pink cup and pink toy..which made the younger one scream and cry ...as to this is for "Girls"....which made us stop the car by taking an exit.....the younger one who hardly knew to speak properly was making maximum noise ,not ready to touch the glass...I told my older son to exchange with him....He said" with tears in eyes "mom I am not a girl"..I said who is gonna see in the car ...its same drink and toy jus matter of colour...Kevin(my son)said...I will never eat this ...its sissy!!!( he and aryan both were in first grade)
I looked at Aryan(my cousins son)..before I could say anything he started crying ...Maasi(mom's sister) no...I don't want to eat anything ..all the three kids were crying....I mean such a noise for Colour!!!
we went to MacDonald again and brought kids meal ...and made sure its in blue and for boys only!!!
....It may sound hilarious...But that's how it works...Men in Blue ..and women in pink....if exchanged its sissy for Guys!!
..right from schools to universities..kids are colour biased and recognise them-self in that way...
When I came first to US ..long back ..this trend was not there in India ..I was surprised when I had my first baby that all it has to be in BLUE..all nurses had stuff in blue for the infant,even diaper's ..the crib had everything in Blue it was so colour conscious....
But with time..it synced inn and now ..I think we ...go by gender biased colours only!