What are little boys and girls made of?

Remember that little rhyme we were told as kids, that little boys are made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails, where as little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice...

Well, I’m not sure if we don’t use that rhyme because kids there days know better (or can simply Google the real answer) but when I told my 6-year-old daughter this little ditty the other morning at breakfast, she did not hesitate to fire back at me with the “truth."

Little girls are made of rainbows, and nice things – whatever nice things they find nice, because each person is their own person and they like different things.  The only thing that ALL little girls are made of is things that boys do not like!

I should have seen this coming because after I told her what little boys were made of, she said, “eww, that’s so not true."

Silly me.

Warren Orlans had been blogging parent-related posts as The Urban Daddy since 2004, and he has been blogging about Canadian tax information under inTAXicating since 2008. A parenting expert with three young children, and with experience working at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for almost 11 years (and working on his own for several more), Warren's got being a busy dad down to a fine art.

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