Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Boys, Childrearing, Children, Encouragement, Family, Life Lessons, Mothering, Nature, Parenting | Posted on 06-01-2012
Tags: boys, gender, gender behavior, gender differences, girls, hike, migrate, migration, parenting, wings
Say what you want about gender differences and gender behavior.
In addition to observing the changing leaves and the migrating birds, I also observed some differences between a girl and a boy on a recent hike:
We see a duck.
- Girl: Looks for food to feed it.
- Boy: Looks for a rock to throw at it.
We see a giant toadstool.
- Girl: Thinks a fairy lives under it.
- Boy: Wants to kick it.
They pick up sticks.
- Girl: Hers is a magician’s wand.
- Boy: His is a dagger.
But I appreciate and embrace their differences. After all, these two little birdies will grow and migrate some day and I want to give them proper wings.