I work in a grocery store bakery and I get really annoyed when people get cakes for kids and just get them stereotyped colors based on their gender. At my store when we decorate cupcakes we HAVE to do “girl colors/toys” and “boy colors/toys” (but they’re not sectioned or labeled as such).
Well today I helped someone pick out cupcakes for their daughter(?), who looked about 5/6 years old. I showed the parent the two varieties we had, one w/ pink frosting and pink ribbons and one with blue frosting and (American) footballs. And the parent actually called their child over to choose which one they wanted, instead of just going with the pink one “because it’s for girls”. They said “Which one do you want? The football one or the pink one?” The child did pick the pink one but it just made me so happy that the parent actually cared what their child was interested in and gave them a choice and the child got what they wanted. It was so cool, so unusual, and so wholesome; at the time, it made my day.