or will they?
Munchkin seems to be conforming to all the “rules” around the fact that boys are into cars, trucks, diggers, trains, bikes and pretty much any form of transport. Without fail the first words he says when he wakes up in the morning are usually “tractor” or “digger”, he is OBSESSED. I wonder whether in some way boys are just hardwired to like things like that or in some way we as parents have conditioned him like that. To be fair, most of his toys, which other people have bought him, are things like cars and tractors and a lot of the books we read are about that type of subject.
He certainly doesn’t have any dolls or more traditionally girlie things to play with like an ironing board or a push chair. This is not because I don’t want him to play with things like that but just that we’ve never bought or been given that type of thing.
Would he play with a doll if I bought him one? Am really tempted to find out as I don’t want to push him in any particular direction. Am I crazy to worry about this sort of thing already?
I know that when we are in an environment where there is a mixture of gender stereotypical toys he will gravitate towards the more “boy” type of things so maybe that is just what boys do. It will be interesting to see what our little girl does when she arrives as she will have more of a mixture of toys to play with.
Here’s some evidence of a couple of Munchkin’s favourite things..