My friend Tanya asked on Twitter recently whether any of us who had sons had bought our boys traditional 'girl' toys. She was being a bit provocative because that is her job (as editor of Living and Loving magazine, it is her job to spark conversation about parenting issues). She had just bought her Max (copycat!) a doll and a pram. In answer to her question, I thought I would share a pic of the corner of Max's room.
Although he is not genderless like some children, (WAY too much hard work to take a principled stand like that. Principled stands are for people who have more time than I do) Max is in touch with all sides of his personality.
The girly side - note pink shopping cart, doll, pink blankie
The boy side - note lawnmower (with one wheel missing), golf club, broken spinning water gun thing belonging to Adam
The baby side - note Teletubby, toy helicopter
The domestic worker side - note broom
The future-orientated side - note as yet unused, slightly dust covered potty.
As I have said before, at least one of my children likes dolls and prams. Because my daughter certainly doesn't.