Transgendering magic wands

On the drive home tonight my big girls asked if you could change from a boy to a girl or a girl to a boy. We had a beautiful conversation about what it means to be transgender. It ended like this:

Seven year old: Why doesn’t everyone get surgery to make how they feel match what they look like?
Me: There are many different reasons but sometimes it is because the surgery costs too much or it is too painful.
Four year old: I wish I had a magic wand that I could just wave around so people could be who they are and it didn’t have to hurt.

How can we be magic wands for each other, helping people be who they are without hurt?

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One thought on “Transgendering magic wands

  1. Wow! What insightful little girls. 🙂 You must be proud. I think we can be “magic wands” by teaching our children to embrace differences in themselves and in others. (Something you succeeded in-well done!) This is what we are trying to do with ‘The Little Lemon that Leapt.’ It is hard to change adults who are set in their ways, but we can do our part by raising a more compassionate and tolerant generation. #ichooseweird!

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