My Son wants a Minnie and a Baby doll, hubs says no.... help? piog
I absolutely LOVE LOVE my husband to pieces. I adore him. I feel we are just the right amount of similar as different to make it work greatly. We love our similarities and differences in one another. So that's NOT the issue.
Our oldest son, 2 years old (our youngest is 6 months old), REALLY likes playing with the Minnie Mouse and Baby dolls at church. He puts them in the shopping cart and pushes them around, and has a great time. I am already getting him a Mickey Mouse stuffed toy for Christmas to try and phase out his mickey head small taggy security blanket. (It's 2 years old, and getting very raggy, and the washing machine does a number on it every time I wash it. So time to start phasing it out.) I was thinking on getting my son a Minnie mouse to match the Mickey as well as a "boyish" baby doll for him.
My son already has what some people would consider "girls" toys, that my husband and I have compromised on and were able to find "boyish" versions of them. He has a shopping cart, a 50's dinner with a cooking station on one side and a little dinner booth on the other side, very boyish, and a shopping basket you carry with all of the shopping foods, etc. He likes the arts too, no surprise being that he is our son; my husband and I are very artistic people from fine arts to performing arts. So he has colors galore and we have already bought him his 4-in-1 art easel for Christmas. Some say that's "girly". Whatever.
Here's the issue. My husband thinks that getting him a Minnie Mouse and a baby doll is kind of really overstepping the line a tad bit. =/ I don't think so! I want my boys to not have to depend on ANYONE, I want them to be able to do it all on their own. My two year old has a toddler broom and mop and vacuum, etc which he walks around behind me mimicking me cleaning. He will take his wipes and "dust" when I'm dusting with the lysol wipes. Our son is a BOYS boy. Meaning he loves to get dirty, and play with his trains, cars, trucks, etc. He has no fear and I'm surprised he hasn't had a broken bone yet because of the dare devil in him. (He gets that from me.) All that aside, my husband is not okay with me getting him a Minnie Mouse to go with his Mickey Mouse or a baby doll for Christmas. What is your take on this? Please don't bash my husband, he's a wonderful man, and is just trying to raise God fearing, loving and respectful boys. However, I think because he comes from a very "macho" manly family where boys things are clearly boys things and girls things are clearly girls things, he's having an issue being okay with it. How can I help him be okay with it? Help please!