About a month ago Owen decided his new name was "Princess Leia." When my mom came into town he informed her of his change.
She told him, "But you're a boy--Princess Leia is a girl!"
We hadn't bothered to mention that fact to him. We let it slide figuring it wouldn't last.
And we were right. A few days ago I was looking through Owens treasures he brought home from preschool and found this one.
"R2D2" in Owen's handwriting, with a teacher clarifying whose it really was at the bottom.
The next one had me a little confused until after our meeting with his teacher last Friday:
That's "Owen Luke Skywalker"
So we can rest easy in the knowledge that our child is now identifying with "gender appropriate" characters, so there's no need for any intervention.
***For the record he can write an E with only three cross hatch lines:
His valentine "TO MOM AND DADDY LOV OWEN"
Oh, be still my heart!