(8) Thu Feb 15 2007 09:54 Playgroup discussion: I fully intend on letting Gunnar play with dolls if he wants to, and I hope he does.
Posted by Susie at Thu Feb 15 2007 11:34
Dolls are very good for development, I hear.
Posted by Aaron at Thu Feb 15 2007 13:49
Oh, no you didn't. . . . . >:(
Posted by Jenni at Thu Feb 15 2007 14:53
We don't do dolls in our house. My grandma gave Caden a glo-worm for Christmas...that was pushing it. Both our kids have a Build-a-Bear animal...that's as close to dolls as we get (Caden has a monkey named Buddy and Austin has a doggy named Jack).
Posted by Joe Walch at Thu Feb 15 2007 16:49
No Comment--I think I would get in trouble analysing this "issue."
Posted by Rachel at Thu Feb 15 2007 20:56
L. had a male cabbage patch kid. I think it was as astronaut or something. Not that he played with it.... (or did he?)
Posted by Betina at Fri Feb 16 2007 15:23
I think playing with dolls helps teach little boys about being Dads. Of course, I am not sure what to say when the doll is turned into a gun/bludgeoning tool... Oakley doesn't play with dolls very much, but every once in a while he takes one, wraps it up nice and puts it in a cradle or feeds it a bottle. Then he piles blocks on it.I think doll play for boys is healthy.
Posted by Hailey at Mon Feb 19 2007 18:29
Ethan has spent time taking care of Mila's dolls before, and once I caught him dressing up her Polly Pockets, but he was embarassed about it--it was cute! On the other hand, that kid is a 300%, car-loving boy, so no worries here! Oh, and he is one awesome big brother to the twins!
Posted by Alyson at Wed Feb 21 2007 21:57
Go ahead, encourage his nurturing instincts! But any stuffed thingy will do.