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Saving Face, Page 1

Comic #160

As I think I've noted elsewhere, my daughter, when she was barely old enough to talk, insisted that snowmen be referred to as 'snow ladies'. She is keenly aware of it whenever her gender is not getting equal time. I'd been waiting a long time for a chance to build a snowman with her--we get plenty of snow in the course of an average winter, but most of it is dry, powdery, and altogether unsuitable. At the same time I had reservations about building a snowm--sorry, snow LADY with her: when she was little, she tended to form very possessive attachments to objects very easily (see 'TICK!'), and I was a little afraid that a relationship with anything as temporary as a snowlady could only end in tears. She took it in stride, though, even with a little teasing...

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