My Little Girl, the Tomboy
We are a blessed family of four. My husband and I have two children â€“ a son and one daughter. My boy is all boy and my baby girlâ€¦ well, she likes hanging out with my boy. She also likes hanging out with my husband. Sometimes, she doesnâ€™t go to me at all. She favors my sonâ€™s trucks and trains over her dolls and stuffed animals.
Does this mean sheâ€™s rejecting being a girl?Â I donâ€™t think so. I grew up with 7 brothers. Many a day I spent underneath my tricycle â€śfixingâ€ť it. I wore my brotherâ€™s baseball hats. I would sit in their rooms listening to KISS. Being the only girl and the youngest, I think my mom feared I would lean toward a boyish lifestyle. I think now I was training for diversity.
I love that my daughter finds joy in â€śboyâ€ť type toys. And really, is that even a thing anymore? Boys play with Barbie dolls, girls play with monster trucks. This is more normal now than it was when I was growing up. I remember wanting to play with the Millennium Falcon at daycare, but they wouldnâ€™t let me and put me in a corner with a dollhouse. I recall crying.
This would never happen to my child. Iâ€™d never let it happen.
Does she have the makings of a tomboy? Who cares if she does. I want her to grow up feeling like an individual.
Do you see your son or daughter showing favoritism in gender-based toys? How do you feel about your baby playing with toys geared toward a certain gender?
Kristi Gilbert also known as The Robot Mommy started blogging after successfully getting her son to eat by talking like a robot. She then transformed into said robot and has been writing about her familyâ€™s adventures ever since. Inspired by her infant daughter, imaginative toddler son and supportive husband, she documents life as she knows it: chaotic, coffee soaked and filled with awesomeness.