I was trying to teach my JK kids the word for present, and I used a little example of me needing to buy one and not being sure what to buy. After eleventy-million repetitions of the word cadeaux, we got to the good stuff: suggestions. Every boy suggested a different transformer toy. Every girl suggested Something Princess: princess sunglasses, princess shoes, princess dress, princess wand etc.
So I stopped them for a second and asked them what I should do if the recipient did not like princesses.
Then one little girl puts up her hand and says 'Um, you could try mermaids?'
Cause that's totally different, right?