Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Boys are weird.

Maybe it's because Kelli and I forced Kyle to play too many "girl" games growing up - like Barbie Mania extraordinaire - but I really do not understand "boy" games and how to "play" them.

Take, for instance, Legos. Joey is obsessed with them. And when I say obsessed I do mean that just as I cannot go to DSW without perusing the size 7.5 clearance section 17 times, we cannot go to ANY store that sells Legos without at least taking a saunter down the aisle to "oooh" and "aaah" over the newest collections.

But back to Legos. You open the box. You follow the directions (creativity much?). And then what? You look at it?

And what about trucks? Alex LOVES anything on wheels, and every night we make at least 12 laps around the house with Hot Wheels, monster trucks, and a random Mr. Potato Head. Don't ask. But when I try to make it a "game" or into something more interactive (like crashing, races, ramps, etc.) he'll have none of it. He just wants to crawl around the house making "vrrrrrrrrroooom" noises.

Now...dolls I get. You can feed them, clothe them, take them places. Dress up? I totally get it. Beauty Salon? Bring it on. Girl games get me.

The irony of all this is that if we have another baby, I would love to have another boy. My life surrounded by trucks and Legos and other smelly/dirty boy things delights me. I find them oddly lovable.

In summary, Boys > Girls. Except when it comes to shoes.


Paul, Julie, and Charlie Brewer said...

Girl trumps boy in my crib. Especially when boy breaks glass on coffee table with broom handle, climbs fence several times to escape, sprays kitchen faucet all over kitchen, pees on little sister in bath tub and on carpet like a dog, yacks repeatedly because of crying to hard, picks up little sister by neck to blow dry her hair with bubble gun, throws rocks at my van so that they get stuck in the wipers and vibrate all the way to work, shovels rocks from landscape to yard and tells me he is just a busy boy, draws with NON washable crayons all over wall toy box and bed sheets, constantly licks lotion off of his hands, and swings soaked diaper all over dining room hard enough that the fluff and beads go everywhere and dogs try to eat them. My list could go on and on....... just sayin....But I love the BOY and he keeps us very entertained!

Anonymous said...

Totally hilarious - my sister and I did the same thing to my brother with barbie and dress up clothes ... shhh!! LOL!!

But to be honest, I crave trucks and legos in my house from one corner to the next ... O the day shall come ... !

Sara said...

You are too funny! I totally get where you're coming from though. I was thrilled when I found out I would have 2 sons. Boys are great!