Monday, January 24, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys

My boys
The other day I found myself in the midst of a conversation with a fellow mama, because...what else is there to do while you're standing around at yet another 4 year old's birthday party?

We're both parents of young boys, and she has a newborn girl as well. We were trading "war stories" of our sons and commenting on the whole "boys will be boys" mentality. I tip toed around the issue, not wanting to start a heavy discussion revolving around how that phrase sounds awfully pigeon-holing and trite. 

Without unpacking that phrase, we both understood what it meant and the larger ramifications of it. In our society little boys will run around, shooting guns made of sticks while adults look on and shake their heads and mutter that well worn phrase. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

*My* Princess Boy

My son's best friend is a girl.

Maybe that's why he's into princess dresses.

Or...maybe it's because he likes how twirly they get when he dances or how sparkly and pretty they are.

Regardless of his reasoning, the fact remains that he's really into princesses at the moment.