Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Boy toys and girl toys

When we were at the park yesterday waiting for my friend to show up I got to chatting with another young mom there. She had a little 1-year old boy and babysat her sister's 3 kids. She was telling me about how her nephew needed more boys to play with because he has 2 sisters and only girl cousins so he is always playing with their barbies and dollhouses and baby doll stuff instead of cars and trains and dinosaurs. I thought that was funny. We obviously have no girl toys but I see no problem with boys playing with them. When we lived in Idaho and the boys would play with Michelle's girls they would play with dolls and things. And when I was little I was always playing with "boy" toys since my closest siblings were all boys. I grew up enjoying guns, cars, dinosaurs, etc and didn't really care for dolls and I turned out just fine.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I can understand why some parents would want both boy and girl toys, but I'm not one to be too picky. My girls loved coming over to your house and playing with the toys. At their age they don't really know the difference. They're just happy to have new toys to play with!

I don't agree that you turned out fine though. Sorry, I think you turned out great. :D

Kara said...

Aw, you're too sweet :D

Melissa said...

I don't see any problem with boys playing with dolls but my husband says he wouldn't want his son to play with dolls. I am sure he will change his mind if we have a boy someday.