01 April 2011

Boy-Play



Girl-play and boy-play are so different.  Zoë had a friend over today and they played with her dollhouse; they pretended to get married (!).

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Josh actually played with Zoë and her friend for a bit after he came home from school.  He pretended to operate a store and the girls would go up to his store and buy things.

Pair Josh up with another boy and it’s a whole different ballgame.  There would be talks of swordfights and battles.  Dress-up would include shields, helmets, and various weaponry.

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A boy is a magical creature - you can lock him out of your workshop,
but you can't lock him out of your heart.
Allan Beck

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42 COMMENTS:

tinajo said...

Love these pics - as usual. :-) Have a great friday!

Xmas Dolly said...

Great pics. Thanks for sharing. A child's imagination is totally priceless, and such a wonderful thing. It's a shame most of us lose it as we get older.

Rachel said...

Great photos!

I would tend to agree with you, except that I just caught Itty Bit telling a little girl, "this is a plie, this is an arabesque, this is a pirouette"... and he did them better than her... I think my redneck husband is slightly mortified ;)

Sarah Halstead said...

Great photos. Love that first one.

Nicolasa said...

That water lily is just gorgeous! Simply amazing!

Ashley Sisk said...

That first shot is absolutely incredible!

Life with Kaishon said...

They are both such different kinds of play...but both so wonderful. Remember when we were little and we thought getting married would be the most wonderful thing in the world : ) And look, we are married now! YIPEE! I hope Zoe grows up and finds someone wonderful to marry and cherish!

Cecily R said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I LOVE the pictures of the boys. The looks and the costumes both just warm me to my toes. They remind me so much of Isaac at their age!! SO cute!!

Evie plays "married" too. But ONLY if there is NOOOOO kissing!! Gross! :)

debi9kids said...

Very true! Sounds like typical boy/girl dress-up play :)
LOVE the costumes on the boys. Very cute!

tracy said...

Beautiful lily photo!!

Through the Lens said...

Thanks for sharing this post. I love the flower. It's so gorgeous. I wonder if we can find them locally for our pond and if they'll survive. The picture of the boys is so adorable. They look so fierce!

Serline said...

So so true. Narelle takes turns playing with Janelle or Andre, and seldom all together. Barbie, soft toys and accessories with the sister; Lego, dinosaurs and ball games with the brother. They are both lousy babysitters though, as it doesn't take long for her to wear out their patience and I have to take over... have a blessed weekend!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

stunning shot of the water lilly

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

What fun! That flower is just stunning. Frame it!

Maddy said...

The lilly photo is awesome!! But I LOVE the picture of the boys!! How cute are they in their play clothes :) My nephews would fit right in!

very married said...

what lovely little warriors! i have two brothers (ages 3 and 6) and it's so funny to watch them play and think about how my sister (who is only 4 yrs younger than me) and I used to play. so different!

grace said...

You are so right about the difference between boys and girls and each are magical in their own way. I personally think there is nothing like an 11 year old boy. There is something magical about the age where he really connects with you and you just have the time of your life when your together (my grand son is 11 and has taught me this)
Thank you for posting that lotus flower. I needed to see that today.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I guess I have a bias for boys as I had two of them. I like that they can play both roles though with whomever they are playing with. Shows that they have a heart. Love the waterlily photo too.

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

The first photo is stunning. Wonderful macro.

deb duty said...

Your photos are so sharp and crisp! Love the pink flower and your children playing.

Nezzy said...

Venus and Mars baby...yep, they are so very different in many ways. I used to tell Hubs that I was amazed our two, Geek Son and Social Butterfly, could of come from the same parents.

Heeehehhe!!! Great pics of your beautiful kiddos!!!

God bless ya and have a fantastic weekend sweetie!!!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

How fun for the boys. & that flower is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!

Evelyn S. said...

That water lily is amazing! Beautiful shot. And your children.....absolutely precious.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

I used to love playing with my dolls house - my brother was more interested in wrestling - the only problem was that the only person he could wrestle was me!

Beautiful capture of the waterlily and that shoot of the boys is priceless - their facial expressions say it all :)

Nicole said...

So fantastic! The first capture is breathe taking and the second one made me giggle (it went well with what you were saying), but making it black and white really made a statement! Gorgeous!

Sharon said...

That first picture is spectacular, and the boys, or warriors, are adorable!

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

I'm very excited to see the differences in gender as my youngest grows. :) I love the boy's costumes, very honorable warriors. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Dorian Susan said...

Such fun this post....love all the armor and swords. Breezing by from Macro Friday where that gorgeous water lily (?) grabbed me from the linky.

April said...

Boys look like they'd be so much fun to have around! Love your pictures, as always!

Scott said...

That water lily is just beautiful! Very well done.

Olivia said...

Lovely macro shot!

Lolli said...

You've got that right! Girls and boys play very differently. I LOVE that water lily picture. Wow!!

Mikayla said...

That flower is abseloutely amazing. the perfection is awesome! I really love your layout too, clean fresh simple.
Also,
I am hosting a photo challenge on my blog and I would love it if you checked it out:
http://mylifeinwords-m.blogspot.com/2011/03/photo-challenge-something-you-love.html
You have beautiful photos!
-Mikayla

Michelle said...

haha love that photo of the boys! They look like they're having great fun!

Dhemz said...

awesome shots...came by for the macro...great to be here....Hope you can check out mine HERE. Thanks!

One said...

Great shot of the waterlily. The boys have some amusing expression.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

So cute. There is always a calming effect with waterlily.

Tezzie said...

It's so true...I notice the same thing with my 2! Great photo of Josh and his friend, and love the boy quote. And, of course, that waterlily is stunning!!!

Ewa said...

boys and girls, they do play/behave different ways, I have a girl and a boy is on the way, it will be a whole new experience when he comes along
great shots!

Chris said...

Boys and girls certainly see things differently (the view is vastly different from Venus than it is from Mars :)

Great shots...especially, of course, that beautiful waterlily.

Jennifer said...

WOW! That first one is absolutely stunning and the shots of the boys are too fun. Love them!

Thank you for participating in Fabulous Friday!

Jennifer said...

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