12/01/2014 05:32 pm ET Updated Dec 01, 2014

When My Son Realized That Women Do Not Do All The Things Men Do


My son looked at me expectantly, waiting for an answer to what he obviously thought was a simple question. We were watching the Mets game on TV – he’d started playing Little League a few weeks earlier.

I stared at the television, trying to come up with an answer that would be appropriate for an 8 year old.

“Mama?” he asked again. “Why can’t girls play baseball?”

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