Meanwhile, the boy’s father has to do his part. He needs to mirror and affirm his son’s maleness. He can play rough-and-tumble games with his son, in ways that are decidedly different from the games he would play with a little girl. He can help his son learn to throw and catch a ball. He can teach him to pound a square wooden peg into a square hole in a pegboard. He can even take his son with him into the shower, where the boy cannot help but notice that Dad has a penis, just like his, only bigger.
Um. Anybody else wanna field that one? I don’ t even begin to know what to do with it.
I mean Parker has seen accompanied Daddy and Papa to the bathroom, but that’s mainly so he can see how this whole potty thing works.