Having a boy and a girl so close in age they naturally play with each others toys. I find people’s reactions fascinating in regards to this. Like they think your sons willy might fall off cause he’s playing with a doll!!
Frankie loves dinosaurs and cars. Archie loves cars , spiderman and dinosaurs he’s also very fond of his pram and dolls too. Who cares? he’s playing , happy and learning through play.
It’s funny how people don’t comment on a girl holding a toy car or dinosaur but they feel the need to comment on a boy with a doll or a handbag.
The other day we went out to town and Archie and Frankie both took handbags , the amount of funny looks we got and comments like “ohh a pink bag , you don’t want that pink is for girls” Always from the older generation too. It does really anger me how people feel the need to pass their own judgment when it comes to our children.
When the ankle biters were younger and both had dummies they would often have each others which resulted in Frankie having a blue one and Archie a pink , who cares ? What’s the difference? Did I even put any thought in to or care what color dummy they had ? No I grabbed what ever dummy was in the closest vicinity!! But again comments are passed and always directed to the male child – “you don’t want a pink dummy , they are for girls” I even had a shop assistant come up to me and ask me “is that a boy” Umm yes “well why has he got a pink dummy then” it’s hard not to lose your shit with these people , I find sarcasm works best with them.
If your son wants to wear fairy wings and your daughter wants to dress up as spiderman really who cares!! In a world full of people’s judgment , insecurities and stereotype let them be who they want to be and watch them shine.