Scene: Our family is walking through a pedestrian tunnel on our way to an amusement park. The tunnel is painted a bright shade of purple.
Mitch: "My friend Geno would love this tunnel. He'd probably move in if he could."
All of us: "Um, why?"
Mitch: "Because purple is his favorite color."
Grant: "But.... Geno is a boy...."
Yep... Gender stereotyping is firmly in place by the age of 6. What's a mom to do? (Other than laugh?)