Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Babydolls

Syd, Rob, & I went to the store the other day to play with toys and Rob & Syd mostly just wanted to hold these baby dolls up and down the aisles. I thought it was so cute.

I'm a firm believer in letting my babies play with whatever they want- "girl" toys or "boy" toys.

But I realize not everyone agrees. If you don't or do what's your reasoning?

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Yeah, definitely no difference between girl or boy toys around here. Blaise is often in a leotard dancing with Rae. And you'll find Rae shooting bad guys with whatever object she has made into her gun. At some point the girls tend to drift more towards the girl stuff and the boys more towards the boy stuff, but at this age it's all the same!

Esther Noelle said...

I agree that boys and girls should be able to play with each other's toys and I definitely don't think we should be squashing any hint of compassion out of boys - which seems to be more the case than worrying about girls being too rough or whatever. But while I would let Robby play with dolls and stuff I won't really be buying them or pushing him in that direction. And if he wanted to wear dresses and make up I would say no. I definitely think as parents we need to help teach them that our gender is an eternal and essential characteristic of who we are and what that means, as it talks about in the proclamation to the family.... sorry I'm totally rambling... but it's a good discussion question!! :)

Audra said...

My kids play with whatever too! I took Callie to Target yesterday and since I had to do so much with her I was going to let her pick out a toy of choice. She wanted to hold the toy, hug the toy, then she would declare "I don Wanna!" and push it back to me! It was the funniest thing!

Debbie said...

My kids play with whatever also. My hubby sometimes pokes fun at me but he is totally kidding and really doesnt care.

Dad said...

You're wise to let your kids play with whatever they want. You were never interested in dolls (except the sluttiest Barbies) but loved swords, capes, and garden tools. There is no point in pushing ones own neurotic issues on young children. There are important things to be concerned about in raising kids, but this isn't one of them. What's the worst that could happen if they play with each others' toys? Rob would grow up to be a nurturing doctor and Syd would be a chemical engineer.

If you are afraid playing with dolls will make Berto feminine or gay, forget it. My cousin grew up with ballet lessons and the largest doll collection on the planet. Now she's a nurturing lesbian electrician who wears plaid shirts and drives a pickup.

Christie said...

I remember Bobby and Levi sitting along side my mom, "nursing" their babies just like she was.