With three daughters, they’re bound to gravitate towards different interests and hobbies. So far they have a very balanced sense both of girly-girl things and tom-boy pursuits. They both love fancy dress-up clothes and wearing clickety-clackety plastic princess shoes; they both love tromping barefoot in the orchard and digging in the mud. However, of the two older girls, my middle daughter is definitely a tad less feminine than her sister. For her third birthday party she wanted a Buzz Lightyear theme, so we made it happen and she was over the moon.
She loves playing with toy cars, back-hoes and boats. And I love it. It’s so her.
I am just wondering how you all approach gender identity and roles with it with your kids. Do you let your little boys dress up in frilly gowns and play house? Or do you discourage such behaviour? Would you try to steer your three year-old daugther towards a more feminine birthday party theme or tell her you’re ready to go “to infinity….and BEYOND!”