Thursday, May 29, 2008

Is My Boy Hard Wired for Baseball?

Post up at DC Metro Moms today musing about the hardwired gender stereotypes my kids embody. It's called Is My Boy Hard Wired for Baseball? although it could've been: Humility 101 - Lessons in Eating Crow by MamaBird. Not that EGirl isn't an insect-loving, budding mathematician/scientist... Not that my mother isn't the biggest Red Sox and baseball-pushing grandmother of them all! Let me know what your take is on nature vs nurture.

xo

4 comments:

Green Me said...

Even though my son is just under 11 months I've been very surprised that he really seems to gravitate to little boys. When we go to the park he could care less about the little girls running around, but he will follow little boys around like they are mini-gods. In other words -- some how he knows that he's a boy!

Melissa said...

I believe that children are shaped by a combination of nurture and nature. My son seems to have a love of language and always wants to know the meaning of every new word he hears. Is it genetic since I like to read and write? Or does it have more to do with him having a household full of books and parents that read to him? Maybe some of both, but it is impossible to know in my opinion.

FourFather said...

Actually from what I have seen he is hard wired for Football or Rugby. Can't wait to see him sitting on top of Papa bird demanding unhealthy sugared cereals on a saturday morning coming soon....

Trace & Terri said...

My grandson has been all boy since birth but the nurturing of his family have molded his interests. Great grandpa is an architect so Blake observes him drawing and wants to draw. Popo likes to chop wood so Blake wants to chop wood. Greatgrandma makes yummy mashed potatoes so Blake likes to help.Nona loves to garden so Blake loves gardening! The list goes on but the combination of nature and nurture seems to make us unique.