The Boy And His Toys…

Getting on for over 2 years ago me and the husband found out I we were to have a boy, we were so excited to be having one of each and Moo to be having a baby brother.

With a boy you tend to get better toys (I think anyway!) obviously Thor is a little too young for these at the moment as he doesn’t understand the concept behind it all.

He loves Trains and Cars, he has a lovely wooden work bench, wooden train track, and a knights castle which he will play with for ages, but he will always go back to his sisters toys, the pram, the baby, the Ben and Holly castle, the wooden cooker… not that I have a problem with this at all, its good that he plays with a range of toys.

As its the summer holidays and some days we are at home, Moo is asking for these things so its understandably normal that he is going to play with them all. When she starts school it will be different, I won’t be choosing to get Moo’s toys out to play with I would get Thor’s toys out, or should I still give him an option? should I still let him go on as Β he is?

Thor is hugely influenced by his big sister, he watches what she watches which is mainly girly TV, (That will change when she goes to school) I have tried now to put different channels on, and now when the husband is off he does put the Turtles or Spiderman on (which Thor does enjoy!) to try and get a wider variety of kids TV on! (also the husband is quite partial to these type of cartoons, it reminds him of his youth!)

As I have no experience in older sibling/younger sibling different sex siblings I wanted to put it out there and ask is it normal? I know it must be! any comments Β would be much appreciated!

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  1. August 11, 2013 / 7:23 am

    That’s really Interesting. I have two boys and my eldest is such a typical boy – I have been shocked about how much he is automatically drawn to anything with mechanics, wheels or sirens! His first word was car?!

    I think it sounds normal though that if you have an older girls that they would want to copy what they do as all kids want to be like the bigger ones. It’s pretty cute really πŸ™‚ it will be really interesting to see how/if he changes when he grows more independent of his sister when she starts school x

    • August 11, 2013 / 8:41 am

      When we had Moo, I didn’t push any of the girly stuff on her, she went to it herself, much to my disappointment! I am not a princess-y type of person. Funnily enough one of Thor’s first words was choo choo and car, as well as mama and dada, he just really enjoys playing with her toys, she is a big influence on him I guess. I am hoping when Moo goes to school he will become more independent but he really relies on her at the moment and when she is not at home (say she has gone to the shops with daddy) he is so lost without her! πŸ™

  2. August 11, 2013 / 8:15 pm

    lol Don’t worry. I have an older girl and younger boy. He ever so good natured about watching “girly” tv programmes and letting her doodle him with makeup (when she’s playing makeovers). He still likes his cars and building sets, etc. It’s good that they play together and a reflection of how close they are that he isn’t bothered about participating in “girly” games. All quite normal. πŸ˜‰ x

    • August 11, 2013 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you for your comment πŸ™‚ I like to know what other people’s experiences are with multiple sex children are, its nice to here that it is normal! πŸ™‚ (i knew it was ;)) I am sure its just because his sister is such a big influence on him and he really does idolise her at the moment!

      Thanks for popping by, by the way πŸ™‚ x

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