Friday, June 6, 2008

If You Give A Boy A Doll....


Being that ds has an older sister, and a rather "strong" one at that - I wondered how he would be as he grew older. Would he want to play with her dolls and other girl toys? He has no brothers to play "boy stuff" with - so would he be stuck playing dolls and "house" with his older sister?

Well for one thing - dd didn't/doesn't play with dolls much. She goes through periods where she does, like this week for instance. But it doesn't usually last very long and then she is back to her favorite activities - crafts, reading and computers.

You know some folks worry about giving dolls to their boys or trucks to their girls. Or giving dolls to their girls and trucks to their boys. Well what happens when ds gets a hold of a doll? Is he the dad or is he the mom? Does he hold the baby doll gently and rock it? Does he feed the baby?

"They are called spike shooters!", the boy announced showing off his new toy. Two long nails from dad's workbench, poking out the sleeve of the doll's shirt. "It's a defense thing."

Now that sounds like a great self-defense move...how come no one else has come up with it. A woman is walking alone to the parking lot...suddenly a man appears and she feels threatened. No fear - she has spike-shooters!

Well the fun and games only lasted until sister saw what he was up to. She did not want her doll involved in any form of violence...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a good idea about being armed with "spike shooters". I would feel better about walking alone if I had some protection like what your son suggested !

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I used to help out in our church nursery. The boys would take the dolls for rides in pirate ships, while the girls would take them quietly off into a corner and tuck them into bed. Even at the age of two, gender differences are apparent!