Thursday, May 29, 2008
Guns, Sticks & Baby Doll Bottles
How many moms swore they'd never get their little boys a toy gun and never did, but, to their dismay, their little boys eventually picked up a stick and started "shooting" with it? Today, the little girls in my daycare were playing with the baby doll bottles as though they were guns, making thrusting motions like a gun recoil and sound effects. I didn't ask them if they were pretending to have a gun, instead I asked, "Wow, what are you doing?" The little girl, 6 weeks shy of turning three and the size of a two-year-old replied, "Shooting." I don't think she knows the word for gun, but she definitely knew what shooting was.