After having two girls the main question we get when people see their little brother is “isn’t it so different with boys? The answer is…..I guess?
He is a bit more rough and tumble I guess, but when our girls were little they loved to chase and wrestle too. He isn’t near as verbal as Lily was, but Hannah wasn’t verbal either. He definitely throws and kicks better than they do.
But he also begs to get his toenails polished whenever his sisters are getting their toe’s done. He has been know to wear a crown around the house. He hugs and kisses baby dolls and can “ballet” dance with his sisters all day long.
Our house has a shortage of “boy toys” (not referring to the kind Madonna has). We have a lot of gender neutral baby toys. We have a LOT of girly toys. But Silas doesn’t have a lot of toys that would be typically considered for boys.
So I have been interested lately to watch him dig through the girly stuff and find any and everything regarding cars, trucks and planes. This doesn’t completely surprise me because when we are out and about he is consumed by looking for planes, trains and automobiles (THOSE AREN’T PILLOWS!!).
He seems to carry some sort of car with him wherever he goes. He loves his few books about cars. He has even managed to find a car/truck puzzle that he does over and over. Car is one of his first words (it pretty much sounds like wh*re, but we are going to overlook that).
We have never pushed him towards all things that move. We have never told him to put down the dolls and pick up the cars. I can’t even recall pointing out trucks to him while we move outside of answering him when he points to things.
So I am honestly fascinated by this development. Mostly I just adore watching him get so much joy from all the cars, trucks and planes around him.
Did your kiddos gravitate towards “boy or girl toys” regardless of what you put in front of them?