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Tiaras and Trucks

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mr. Fix-It

Gender stereotypes are annoying.  Yet I find myself mentally saying, "he's such a boy!" almost daily with Dylan.  He never stops moving, he's never met an electronic device that he doesn't want to investigate, and he's recently discovered the joys of tools.

Abbey never had toy tools, so Dylan improvises as he goes along, which often means he slyly pilfers a screwdriver that you put down for a moment while working on a project.  While putting together my Bissell Sweep & Steam (love, love, love by the way), he tried to help when I had to take a minute to scratch my head read the directions.  He still smears food all over his face when he attempts to use utensils, but he actually had the screwdriver in the little screw hole and was turning it around and around.  Craziness.

My idea about the "best" part of being a parent changes all. the. time. but I have to say that I adore observing them develop into their own little selves.  My goal is to let them find their own ways in this big world, trying on different interests and passions as they discover new things, with me playing the role of cheerleader, my pom poms filled with strands of love, support, a little bit of wisdom, and hope for their futures.



another project?
helping Daddy fix the sound on the DVD player

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2 Comments:

  • At February 24, 2011 at 8:01 PM , Anonymous Tiaras-and-trucks said...

    That makes me smile! There's nothing like a tool-wielding princess to show the world who's boss!

     
  • At February 24, 2011 at 8:02 PM , Anonymous Tiaras-and-trucks said...

    Some days I wonder why we buy toys when there are so many things around the house they'd prefer to play.

     

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