I never thought it would happen to us.
We did everything we could to prevent it.
We encouraged our daughter to play with toy cars, trucks, and tractors. She asked Santa for a firetruck, a semi, books and a box for Christmas last year. We wrestle in the living room and shoot her pink BB gun in the driveway. She asks to watch hunting videos on a regular basis and will talk her dolls through the calling process, asking them (and us) to be quiet. She started talking about going on dates with her boyfriend to shoot deer and turkey a few months ago. Mud puddles are splashed, words are belched (as long as it is followed with ‘excuse me’!). Until her baby sister started daycare, she was the only girl there. Her best buds are both boys.
Which is why she totally shocked me yesterday when we were picking out a video to watch. I suggested Cars, as we hadn’t seen it in a while and daddy has been watching a lot of NASCAR these past few weeks.
Her response….. “no, that’s a BOY movie.”
What. The. Heck.
Our little girl, who would run around the yard dressed in her pink tutu ballerina outfit calling owls in the neighborhood. Our baby that would request her firearm (her pink bb gun) so she could hunt the squirrels and rabbits in our yard. Our sweet little princess who gets excited over Jeeps and semis and hotrods. Our daughter that is a football fanatic and has been asking when our local high school football team starts for the past 4 months. How could our well-rounded little girl refuse to watch Cars because it was a boy movie?!?!?!
Thankfully, she came to the conclusion that while Cars is only for boys, Wayne’s World is perfectly acceptable.
Party on, Bear!