This is why you won't find us banning toy food and dishes and a few dolls from our little boys' room. This is why you just might happen upon him feeding his stuffed animals and a few little dolls a nice picnic spread. This is also why you shouldn't be surprised if some Christmas we just break down and buy him that toy kitchen he loves so much.
I also hope they become men that know how to cook their girls breakfast in bed. Men that don't think dishes or laundry or rocking a baby is girls' work. Men that know how to clean a toilet and change a diaper and braid their daughters' hair. These well rounded men are so rare in our world, yet we need them so desperately. We need less arrogant machismo-ism and more servant leadership.
So don't be surprised when you see our sons play with dolls and building train sets all in the same day. We're just prayerfully, intentionally nudging them towards becoming men of gentle, courageous greatness.
Isn't this little man doll just the sweetest?! I am such a sucker for handmade toys and this one didn't disappoint. Be sure to check out the entire line of Darling Dollies and Dapper Dudes by my talented friend Christine. These would make the sweetest baby shower or birthday girls for little boys and girls alike!!
How do you encourage this in your sons?! I would love to learn from more experienced mamas that are reading today!! xo
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