|A playing with "Ryan's House"|
I once read an article that said little boys who play with baby dolls grow up to be good fathers. The article could have been total BS, but I decided to try it anyway. The next time there was a consignment sale, I went and bought him a little (anatomically correct!!) boy baby doll. He doesn't play with it often, but I noticed that he seems to have an affinity to real babies now. In my mommy workout group, he is the one who likes to sit with and entertain the babies. Yesterday, at a playdate, my friend put her 5 month old little girl on the floor to play. Next thing we knew, A was laying right next to the baby saying, "I love you baby. I love you." My eyes welled up with tears because it was the sweetest thing! Maybe this baby doll is having a positive influence on him!
|A and his boy baby doll|
For Christmas (we celebrate Christmas AND Hanukkah) the only thing he asked me for was a zebra pillow pet. Of course, when I went to the store to get it, I noticed that the bottom of the pillow pet was all hot pink. GRRRRR! WTF??? Since when are zebras pink??? Someone suggested I get him a different animal because the zebra had pink on it. After some consideration, I decided to get the damn zebra pillow pet. After all, that's the only thing he asked for. He doesn't care what color it is. In fact, he sleeps with it every night.
|The pink pillow pet! GRR|
Go ahead and judge me. You know you want to! In my defense, one of the first things my son did when he got his dollhouse was put the little boy on the toilet. He told me the boy was pooping and proceeded to make loud grunting sound effects. See? All boy.