December 06, 2007

When I grow up I want be a...


PRINCESS!!

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!

10 comments:

Danielle said...

Look out village people!

Christensen Family said...

Oh my gosh....I was laughing so hard. Then I read the comment above mine, and I laughed again. :o)
I think I've done my own posts before about Bo dressing up in Bella's clothes. In fact, I have a funny picture of him in a dress and a wig...and I'll have to send it to you, just to make you feel better. hee hee
Boys just like doing what they see their Moms, sisters, or cousins do. :o) Don't worry about it. I did see a cute BYU cheerleader outfit for sale on eBay. Ryan might like that a little better. JUST TEASING. We still need to work out that play group thing....and then all the boys can just play together. It'll be great.

Ryan T said...

I'm not as worried as Lessley implies, but there are some tendencies I'd like to see phase out.

The thing you need to know though, is Eli can also handle a screwdriver as well as most adults. He loves taking battery covers off with a screwdriver. He loves to watch me work with tools. And lately he enjoys playing catch. So we're getting there (by there, I mean man/boyhood).

Plus, there's another incident that kind of made me a little less worried:

My brother, Lance was over one day, playing around with Eli, and decided to draw a tattoo on his back with marker. He asked Eli what he wanted him to draw for a tattoo, and Eli shocked us all with this response:

"I want you to draw a girl....with a bra!"

As if I didn't have enough to worry about...

Savage Family said...

ha ha ha!!! Good old Bob!! Don't worry too much!! He will just really appreciate all the little things a girl has to go through when getting dressed ha ha!!!!!

kevin & sandra said...

Danielle and Kevin are thinking alike! That is so funny!
By the way Happy Birthday!

Gina Beans said...

Oh give the kid a break...he is just very intune with his feminine side!! He will be a metro male, he will be able to decorate all the houses Ryan designs and he will help the girls pick out their outfits!!

Biscuit said...

Lessley,

I wouldn't worry too much. When I met Mike there were some people that wondered if he was gay, but he just has a good decorating eye. All I have to say is GOOD LUCK!
Oh, by the way, thanks for the advice on the cake. I loved how it turned out.

Amber

a-anderson said...

I had to laugh because Cole had on a princess dress the other day while palying dress-up with Lexi. Doran was not so happy about that. I can remember my brothers dressing up a few times to paly Miss America and they turn out fine. I am not worried.

Mangone said...

There's not much hope Less, the question is where do you want him to get married.... New Jersey, Vermont, or Conncticut. Just kidding, people worried about Justin and he turned out fine.

Randi Gerber said...

That is too funny. Eli can always bring me to laughing out loud. He is such a funny kid.