'Oh, cool,' he said.
I beamed, pretty pleased with myself.
He then dropped the bomb. 'What's her name?'
What? I was indignant, of course, but he pointed out that my boy doll's face looks too feminine. We had to get the kids' opinions to settle the argument. Lucas said my boy doll did look like a bit like a girl. Sofia asked if she could keep him and give him girl's clothes to wear.
That was it. I had to give up on the idea of giving this boy-girl doll as a present to a boy.
He now sits at home, patiently waiting for my next move. Sofia's thinking of completely transforming him into a girl by adding pigtails to his hair. Me? I'm just thinking maybe next time I'll go easy on the eyelashes when I paint a boy doll's face.