The Art of Being a Hen
by Ann Allen
As we were crossing the grass to the station, my daughter mentioned something about "firemen". Since we have always favored gender neutral language at our house the term "firefighter" was more appropriate. Of course I used this opportunity for another of my "girls can do anything" lectures. "Do you think girls could be firefighters?", I casually asked. To which she replied "Mom, girls can be anything" she paused "except roosters"! I was struck with preschool wisdom!
From that evening on, this has been kind of a creed for me. A testimony of the spirit of women. To hell with being a rooster - we are HENS! Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!
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