Friday, December 21, 2012

Boys and Cars - it always catches up!

Much as I thought S might not get the complete car craziness factor, as he was exposed to a lot of girly stuff thanks to D, and seemed to be happy enough to do their "acting" stunts and sleep with stuffed toys.

Slowly but surely it has been building up, he keeps getting cars as gifts from friends and grandparents, and now it is a daily exercise to have a pile of cars on my oh so lovely wooden carpet, and just make noises and drive them around. I should have seen it coming as he learnt to identify cars on the road nearly as soon as he started forming words at 1.5 years (this is not proud parental exaggeration!). And this is something that persists even now, with us listening to a recitation of "zen, auto, bike, scorpio, auto, auto" - basically every vehicle we pass on the road.

What is it about, that without any specific gender stereotyping whatsoever (D is free to play with them too, but rarely does), such connections are sure to make their presence known ? :).

And yes Jane D, that's yet another question ;). Posted for Day 21 of Marathon Bloggers December challenge.

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  1. a post close to my heart..I was going to post something on similar lines too..that zen, auto, bike, bike is so R too and you know that :-)))

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    1. Thanks Uma :), and yes I know! Hope the kids can meet sometime in 2013!!

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  2. Aah! Boys.. my nephews first word was a car and he is still obsessed with them and dinos and aeroplanes.. boys will be boys right from birth :)

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    1. Yeah I used to think the whole car extravaganza was stereotyping and never bought many for S. But the instant he built up a collection somehow, there it was!!

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  3. For sure a lot of things are so hardwired. For example, everyday yukta matches her clothes - if the blue jeans has red flowers sown on it, is there a hint of red in that yellow T-shirt she is planning to wear? Or can she accessorize with a red hair clip. While on the same day, advaith picked out a pair of green sweatpants, bright blue Tshirt, orange striped socks and on top of all that he wore a red and black jacket!!

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    1. That sounds so cute.. girls can be so "girly" about clothes right ? :)

      Ok you have to take a pic of Ads outfit and post it sometime, that sounds pretty cool ;) !

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