Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Way Back When-esday: Boys and Girls are Different

Dateline: Spring 2007
Twins' Age: 5

Parental and educator attempts to maintain gender neutrality assuming childhood tabulae rasae seem largely futile when confronted with a photo like the above.

The three girls recoil when confronted with a less-than-lovely/non-Nemo beast from the deep. The three boys? Behold their irrepressible delight.

Suppose it could be argued we've already impressed upon our offspring our expected/projected behaviors by age 5; after all, seems I'm the one who unwittingly dressed her boy-girl twins in blue and pink!

Not knowing whether this image reflects nature or nurture warms my heart this mid-week!


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7 comments:

andie said...

My kids tell me who wears what colors. If I try to dress the baby girl in brown I get hell!

cat said...

So typical! I do think that it is a pack thing too - packs of girls giggle, gross out , whatever together

Stacy Uncorked said...

That's too funny - and so very true. ;)


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si tu veux said...

super cute!

i love way back whenesday.

i went through old pictures and got lost in memories! my kids are so super grown up and in only 4 short years time. it is so sad to think how quickly things change...time passes. i miss those simpler days...

my post: i'd rather be fishing, from 2008ish

Amanda said...

I'm much older than 5 and still have the same reaction.

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

What a great memory captured!

Barbara Manatee said...

ha! I first noticed the pink/blue colors before I noticed the different reactions! too funny!