Monday, June 26, 2006

He's a Boy!

Boy Terror has become, overnight, a boy. I don't know how this happened. I thought we treated both kids the same. They share the toys, they play the same games. But suddenly, he's all boy. It started when he got a mini basketball at a yard sale a few weeks ago. He adores that ball. He carries it everywhere. He wants it to sleep in the bed with him, but I'm too mean to allow that. Now, he keeps hucking the ball at me, shouting "CATCH!" as it bounces off my head. He is busy playing with dinosaurs. The dollies have been tossed aside in favour of trucks. If Girl Terror builds anything with the blocks, he is right there to knock it down, with sound effects. "Crash! Boom!" There are no more hugs and snuggles, unless he is feeling particularly quiet. Now it's all noise, all the time.
It's good that he's finally over the princess-dress-up stage, but I could live without the basketball in my skull.

6 comments:

Mary P. said...

Good that it happened now. If it happened in September, you'd be blaming the daycare. :-)

Noise. All about noise. I've been caring for boys for so long, I've forgotten what girls are like. Is there a difference? If I had five girls and one boy (the reverse of what I have now) would my home suddenly be an oasis of calm?

TC said...

I have noticed too that the boys in my neighbourhood are so much noisier than the girls.

Too cute that he suddenly became all boy.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

You can fix that by making the basketball disappear for a few hours.

Beth said...

Oh God.........He's growing up and I haven't even met him yet!!!
Kinda glad I never had a boy though. LOL

debby said...

I have SO been there and done that... my kids went from Barbies to matbox to dinosaurs.. to OMG condoms.. enjoy them while they are young...

debby said...

that was MATCHBOX.. duh