Ashley: I guess they have wands and shit, which is like investing in one’s future.
Jennifer: They’re probably not going to make it through life without knowing how to write an essay with an “umbrella sentence” on The Great Gatsby, though. 14 times that’s saved me from getting hit by cars, so far. And wow, does it ever impress interviewers! So. Boy or girl?
Jennifer: Girl. THERE I SAID IT. GIRL. GIRL CHILD.
Ashley: You sexist monster. I think I want a boy.
Ashley: I guess because there’s a certain curiosity there, like wanting to observe what it’s like to be a boy growing up.
Jennifer: Oh, see, I feel like I really like the rituals often associated with girlhood. You’re afraid to say anything because this is going to be really heteronormative, aren’t you?
Ashley: I think you’re projecting, buddy.