After lunch I gave the bag to my son and passed along my friend's words, to which my husband responded, "Trevor is man enough to handle pink." Suddenly, Evan, my 7-year-old, popped up and, brandishing the pink ice pop that he was eating, said, "I'm man enough to handle pink, too!" We all got a chuckle out of that but the even bigger chuckle came when, without missing a beat, Evan turned to my husband and in all seriousness asked, "Dad, are you man enough to handle pink?"
(And for the record, the answer is yes. My husband loves his pink ties.)