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mokos granny book

Moko ‘just turned 7’ brought a tonne of books with her, for us to read … I think we only got through 3 or 4 … oh well, next time moko :)

But one of the books we did read, was called ‘101 things granny should do’, or know, or something like that.

I thought I was going to be greeted with a lovely little story about how granny should be loving and caring and give cuddles and extra ice cream … all that kind of stuff … but instead …

There was 101 menial chores, tasks and rules that granny should do and obey. Most of those things included doing laundry, baking cakes, gardening, going to games, cooking, keeping a clean house … yes my fuck, keeping a clean house! Now I could have a few of those things wrong; can’t quite remember it all, as I think the red ‘is this sexist or what’ rage had kicked in after the first two pages. But I read on and moko seemed pretty pleased with the whole reading process.

When we got to the end of the book, I quietly placed it to one side and asked moko: “What is it exactly the Grandpa gets to do?”

And just as quietly and ever so pleasantly, moko replies: “I don’t know, they didn’t have a Grandpa book”.

Well that just fucken says it all doesn’t it! LOL


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4 thoughts on “mokos granny book

  1. Hahaha, it sure does! Those kinds of books piss me off too. They perpetuate forced gender roles and it’s complete nonsense. I wish I had learned that when I was younger!

    • Yah, I thought I was being slightly paranoid and then i moved into the ‘oh no you didn’t’ train of thought lol … i didn’t even know they actually published that shit anymore!!! (had a quiet word to her mama about screening the books she brings home lol)

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