I was reading Cole a Robert Munsch book tonight and I came upon a picture of a little boy, Andrew, with his mummy and daddy kneeling next to him, asking him if he had to go pee.
I suddenly saw an opportunity to learn a bit about how children develop schemas about gender roles. So I asked, "Which one is Andrew's mummy?"
Cole laughed at my silly question and pointed to Andrew's mummy.
"And how do you know that one is the mummy?" I asked.
He thought for a moment then said, "Because her has a necklace. Mummies have necklaces."
"But I don't have a necklace, Cole. How do you know I'm a mummy if I don't have a necklace."
This made him laugh out loud, "Because your NAME is Mummy!"