As the title says, this post is about and guys and dolls - but not the musical. It's about little boys playing with dolls.
Mr. K has been obsessed with babies for the last 6 or 8 mths. Completely obsessed with them. About 2 months ago, we were at walmart and he found a doll - he grabbed it, and wouldn't let go. The doll is pink and purple, and I bought her for him.
We brought her home, and he LOVES her. He feeds her, gives her drinks, attempts to put a diaper on her and puts her to bed. He drags her all over the house. As I said, he loves her..when he wakes up, if he can't see her - he immediately asks where baby is.
You know what else he loves to play with? Trucks, cars, and trains; he loves to help me bake, and cook - and he loves to put on lipstick and nail polish....and you know what - I let him. I am not concerned with him having an interest in feminine things.. Why? because he likes doing these things. Both of the boys do, actually - and I have never steered them in one direction or the other. Why not? because I believe that they will have lots of interests over the years, some will stick around, and others will not.
I am not quite sure WHY people have issues with little boys wearing pink, or playing with dolls. It doesn't make sense to me. They are children exploring the world around them; letting themselves get creative and discovering their own interests. I don't want to push my kids into things because they are boys and SHOULD like them. Just like I won't keep them away from things that are deemed to be "girly".
I have never understood why it was ok for girls to play with trucks, play in the dirt and be considered a "tomboy" but that boys shouldn't be allowed to play with feminine toys......what about you? would you be ok with your boy having a "girly" doll? pushing a stroller?