Friday, February 6, 2009

The difference between boys and girls---

We don't really have the controversy today that we used to have, about boys and girls being "equal". Doesn't everyone pretty much believe that boys and girls are born with differences? I am constantly reminded of it when my grandkids are over for "Grandma Day". Just this week I saw one of my granddaughters take the Captain Hook's pirate ship (that I bought for the boys to play with), and the Disney fairy action figures and set up house for the fairies on the ship.
Now the fairies came with their own house, but no, she wanted them to have a house on the pirate ship. I don't think Tinker Bell would have been too happy with this arrangement. You know what a temper Tink has...

Then one time, I saw the boys, get out the doll houses (we have 2), and they got out the Medieval toys soldiers and proceeded to have a battle between the two houses with the soldiers.
Now, I didn't have a castle for them to set up the war with but I do have blocks and so I thought it quite funny that they wanted the battle to happen on the "ramparts" of the doll houses. Of course they had the time of their lives until the girls got the idea that the Polly Pocket dolls should be the princesses that the soldiers save. That took all the fun out of the battle and the boys quickly lost interest. The soldiers then turned into the dads that lived in the doll house with the Polly Pockets.
I have even seen one of the girls get out the dinosaurs and depending on the size, they became a complete family. Who knew that a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Brontosaurus could produce a family of Stegosaurus'!?!
The difference between boys and girls is so amazing!


Tami Allred said...

Love your pictures of the toys. What a wonderful memory for your grandkids "grandma day". Great observations and the dinosaur story is too cute.

bkbills said...

Gotta love the differences! Can't wait to see how this next pair with acclimate with the older ones!