Something that really bothers me as a mother is how society in general spends all this time marketing things as girl toys or boy toys, marketing genres as girls or boys etc. Mostly cause it's crap. But more than that I'm kind of tired of how everyone always fights the girls side of it. What about all the little boys out there????
I mean I have no worries about my daughter whatsoever, I feel sorry for the person who says anything to her about her Captain America action figure, cause the child has more attitude than she knows what to do with. But my son? He keeps to himself about his less than "masculine" toys and I notice that they stay in the closet when he's not playing with them. (even though they were the must have on the Christmas list)
It rocks that little girls can play police officer and fire fighter or knight or whatever the hell they want and there's alway someone to stick up for them should someone say they shouldn't. But what about those little boys that want to play Easy Bake Oven or with Jewelry Design Kits, or learn to crochet? Who stands up for them?
Who teaches them that it's okay, be proud, heck...some of those things enforce major life skills like cooking. Or garment construction.
Just my thoughts on the subject, since I am learning that as your kids get older what mommy thinks is not quite enough.
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