No, she wouldn’t have been criticized for not bringing him to an event where he would only be an unnecessary distraction. Bringing an older boy like Calvin and Jackson is an example of defying gender roles, not bringing an infant that is still more or less gender neutral. Ellie brings Tommy as a way to keep the attention on herself because she then needs help. He could have stayed home.KayCeeee wrote:While I agree that she totes him around like an accessory ALL the time, personally I liked that she brought Tommy to the tea party. This discussion board brings up how the Griffiths are so gender-oriented pretty frequently, so I saw this as a win. And let's be honest, she would have been criticized for not bringing him.xx+YTfan+xx wrote:It REALLY bothers me that Ellie totes Tommy along with her everywhere, even now that she's not nursing. I'm a nursing mom and even I don't bring my baby places where babies shouldn't be.
Also, why did she bring him to the tea party? It was literally a *girls* day. She's not nursing him.. did she just feel bad being left out since she's the only one without a daughter?
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