First of all, let me say CONGRATULATIONS to my friend Petite Pearl who recently learned that she is carrying a precious baby boy!
When I first heard the news, I was all “yay!” Then my second thought was “Foxy is going to be the only girl at her 1st birthday party.” With PP’s boy and Baby Keyalus, those are my only two friends with children. Then Foxy has two brothers and a boy cousin. All boys.
Wait, are you still stuck on the fact that I am already 14 months into the future planning her birthday? Hey, I’m a dreamer!
Tim has reassured me that Foxy will make girl friends in daycare or even in the neighborhood. Eh, I don’t really see that happening in either case.
I suppose I’ll join a local mommy group in order to get her some girl friends. Why do I care so much? Well, quite frankly, I am thinking several years into the future when she can have tea and princess parties. Somehow I don’t see Baby Keyalus outfitted in pink and wearing a tiara!
I certainly don’t mind her playing with boys. It’s not like I want her to be all prissified like her momma. But I want her to have both sides to play with. I envision her playing in the mud with her brothers one day and playing with her barbie dream house the next.
She should be well-rounded!
Do your children have playmates of the same sex? How do you go about making sure they have a diverse play group? At what age does a diverse play group even matter?