Is it defined by color or use?
Why is a play broom and vacuum a “girl toy” and not a boys? Don’t boys need to learn to clean up after themselves?
Why is Cinderella a “girl” movie versus a “boy” movie?
Why are GI Joes and Cars “boy” toys and not “girls”?
These labels are ignorant and stuck back in the wrong decade. It’s 2016. Evolve with the times. Men need to know how to clean and woman need to know how to change a tire.
…and I do feel that it is a woman’s job to maintain a clean home and cook all the meals. I still feel that I am in charge of the lawn and vehicle maintenance while I am over the inside of the home and balancing our books.
But, you best bet my other half knows how to maintain her vehicle. You best bet I help with the dishes and laundry.
Don’t limit your son because you fear he may be teased for wearing pink tennis shoes to school (heels is a whole different story…). Don’t limit your son because he is 2 and wants to play dolls with his sister.
Keep an open mind and an open heart. He is your son and you are his father. You are his example and who he wants to be when he grows up.