There was no question in my mind about what to get her for her birthday - a baby doll.
|Mattel Little Mommy Infant Doll|
Originally I wasn't planning on getting her something so 'sexist.' I have nothing against the different roles of the sexes. In fact I think it is very important to understand that males and females are NOT THE SAME. People who refuse to acknowledge that their child isn't actually gender neutral drive me crazy. That is a different blogpost. Anyway, I didn't want to decide for Green Girl that she wanted a dolly just because I wanted her to have one.
But she decided for me. Green Girl loves baby dolls. She sees one and she coos. She kisses it. She hugs it. She cradles and pats it. She carries it around and sings to it. She learned none of these skills from Green Boy. I would like to flatter myself and think that she has picked it up due to my mothering skills, but she isn't that smart. It must be some innate mothering instinct. It is adorable. :-)
However, Green Boy does have some influence on Green Girl's mothering skills. After Green Girl has cooed and loved her baby for a few minutes, she plants it face down on the ground and starts driving it around the floor like it is a Monster Truck. Complete with the "vroom VROOM VROOOOOOOOOOOM" that Green Boy uses when he is putting on Monster Truck freestyle competitions for our entertainment.
I suppose this could be her attempt to make her baby doll gender neutral?
Well played, Green Girl. Well played.