Michael (combing his hair and looking at himself in the mirror): Michael est belle.
Mr. Waffle: Michael est beau.
Michael (crossly): Michael est BELLE.
Mr. Waffle: Ta soeur est belle, tu es beau.
Michael (furious): MICHAEL EST BELLE.
Mr. Waffle: Michael est belle.
Brilliant – we’ve had many of those types of conversations as well…
I need to bookmark this! There’s a school of thought that says children learning languages that mark gender *never* make gender errors… but we also know that children are confused about what gender they are themselves and whether it’s constant, for quite some time…
Absolutely: My two-year old daughter has been insisting all week “I a boy”