Obviously all of us know boys and girls are different. In school, you hear a lot about nature verses nurture. I was always convinced it was probably about half and half. But after having two girls and then a boy (soon to be 2 boys) I am realizing there is a LOT of nature involved. When our girls were young, we did not want them just having girl toys. We bought them pretend tool set, doctor sets, cars, trucks, dolls, animals and lots of books. They would play with everything but the majority of their time (even at the age of 2) was spent with their dolls and animals. They dolls and animals would play games and even have simple conversations together or sing together. Fast forward several years to the birth of our son. Of course we wanted him to have the tools and cars and books. But we did get him a doll and animals too. And a doctor kit and pretend foods and kitchen items. Not to mention the fact that because of his sisters he knows exactly what Polly Pockets and Barbies are. However, without a bit of prompting on my part (and I am being 100% honest) he will 99% of the time choose his cars and tools. He walks around pretending to fix everything from dolls to tables. He loves to play with his cars and trucks. His cars will sometimes ride with us in the car because he cannot stand to put them down. Right now he is wandering around driving his cars on my legs, his car track, the windows and the couch. And let's not forget what happens if you actually SEE a tractor or hear a siren. My husband and I talk all the time about the astounding differences in raising boys verses girls.
What about you? Do you agree, disagree or somewhere in-between?