This has been something I have been thinking about for a few weeks now. Are boys just born knowing guy stuff? How does a three year old know to laugh when his brother burps? It’s crazy that boys just love typical boy things and they seem to pick it up more and more. We have no guns in our house, not that we have done this purposely just up until now they have not really been an age appropriate gift for the boys and yet they have recently started making guns out of every toy they can imagine. Just yesterday Thomas the train was the new gun of choice for hunting down bad guys. Where do they learn this stuff? They recently played with a nerf gun at a friend’s house and have become obsessed talking about how they want one for their birthday. I know they have other friend’s who they play with who are teaching them this stuff, it’s just amazing to see how much they truly enjoy the stereotypical boy stuff. Another example is spiderman. We have never watched a spiderman show, we don’t normally talk about spiderman in our house and yet they are in love with him. They talk about him every time we are out shopping and pretend to spray their nets on each other when they play tag. This mommy who only had one sister is totally not up to speed with all this “boy” stuff.
It's cute to see them developing their interests right now though. After our ice fishing this winter they can't stop talking about going fishing again. They talk about how they want to get a fishing rod and catch big fish. They want to go down the fishing isles at every store possible and see all the fishing gear. Jason is in his glory browsing those isles and this mommy again has learned more then I thought I ever would about fishing. Perhaps that is why we were blessed with boys....because there is an entire world out there comprised of dinosaurs, dragons, spaceships and more that I didn't know about :)