One day Matthew was about four or five and he asked for his sister’s water proof doll. I was so pleased. thought,
“Yes! I have raised a son with nurturing instincts!”
When I came back into the bathroom a few minutes later, the head was off the doll and he was holding the rubber tubing that connected the doll’s mouth to its bottom. Matthew was making loud machine noises as he lowered the head into the water , filled it, slowly lifted it and then swung the head around , imitating a crane pouring water into the bucket.
So much for the feminizing of my boys.
However , I am proud to report that all three young men are very good with babies. In fact they are just as crazy about babies as the rest of us..