I think Ryan's worst nightmare came true recently! A couple weeks ago Ryan asked Eli what he wanted to be when he grew up he said, "a princess". I laughed and Ryan cried. See Eli loves to play with his cousin Lexi, and Lexi loves to play dress up and "be a Princess". So naturally when Eli is with her he likes to dress up too. (Ryan has now banned Eli from playing with Lexi, and says he needs to play with more boys. just kidding).
Sometimes Ryan worries about Eli because he pretty much likes anything that is "girl". He likes high heels, make up, pink, princesses, and dressing up. He even makes girl comments like: "I LOVE that dress", or "Mom, those boots don't match". He also is very concerened about making sure his hair is combed and that his shoes match his outfits. Ryan tells me that I am to blame for these tendencies. I guess I am the one that has bought him 15 different pairs of shoes.
My mom decided that since Eli likes to dress up with Lexi that she would get him some "boy" dress up clothes. One was a Bob the Builder costume. Well, even though it was a boy costume it was the gayest(is that a word?) boy costume ever! (The picture doesn't do it justice).He put it on and I could not stop laughing, but Eli LOVED it. She also had a big muscle Spiderman costume, well that one was pretty manly, but of course, he didn't like that one. He just wanted to play with the Bob one.
Since this little episode Ryan has really tried to brainwash Eli (more than usual) to do boy stuff, watch Football, play catch and watching Crocodile shows. So, if anyone has any other ideas of how we can toughen up our little girl, I mean boy let us know, and help us ease some of Ryan's fears of his little boy, not being so manly!