At Daily Life, Fairfax’s online chronicle of appropriate thought, the freakish and the semi-coherent, Sarah Macdonald writes of storytime in her thoroughly modern household:

“…most young girls want Barbie dolls and young boys still want guns, but many mothers and fathers of my generation are attempting to not give them such toys ….  My kids had an A to Z book written for children of same sex couples – they never commented on the fact that each page featured two mummies or two daddies because it was read to them from an age they hadn’t learnt it was not ‘usual’.”

Macdonald shares many other, finely honed insights in regard to the raising of children.


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