My wife is sort of tomboy by her own admission. She likes cars, her favorite is a ’61 Corvette and doesn’t really care for girlie type of things, except shoes. She doesn’t spend a lot of time shopping like some women do. She is happy hiking, riding bikes or playing with our two kids. This is where the title of this post comes in. Our daughter is 18 months, she carries a bag around the house like it is her purse and acts like an addict when you take her down the girl aisles at Target.
As far as I can remember our daughter has always liked the color pink or some derivative there of. She likes to play with the kitchen she got for Christmas more than one of our son’s Hot-wheels. My wife said she would have played with the Hot-wheel over the kitchen when she was little. My wife dresses our daughter in pink clothes or another color of the girl rainbow. This is not so much because she is a girl, we tried other colors and she would scream when she had something more neutral.
I know that some therapists believe that you should not treat your daughter as a princess. The problem with our daughter is she was born liking all the princess stuff. She has always liked to look at Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” that could because of her name. I have wondered this since the first time I saw her giggle and freak out going down the Barbie aisle at Toys ‘R’ Us. Is there a pink gene like some women believe there is a mommy gene?