It seems N is now all about boys.
He’s been talking recently about all girls being ‘bogey girls’ (including me, his aunt and other previously girl friends). And over the last couple of months he’s turned anti-princess.
It started when there was a Disney Princess dolls advert on tv. N’s not usually one to watch adverts, but this one had him right up to the screen and glaring at it.
‘Mummy, it’s scary. I don’t like those princesses. Princesses are scary’.
It was news to me but whatever he says.
Then when we were away camping, I took him to Lulworth Castle. As we walked up to the entrance, N was concerned.
‘Mummy, do princesses live in this castle?’
‘No, not anymore. There aren’t really many princesses left nowadays compared to the old days when there were lots of knights and princesses’
‘Good, I don’t like princesses, they’re scary’. I’m not sure where he’s got that princesses are scary from.
We’ve also been sent some dressing up costumes to invite some friends round to play. They’re a mix of ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ outfits, and on opening the bag, N straight away said ‘these aren’t for boys, they’re princess outfits for boys only’. Previously, he’d been perfectly happy getting dressed up in dresses at nursery with a couple of his male friends, but it seems those times are over.
Girls are out. In N’s words ‘bogey girls’. Charming!
What age did your children start realising there was a ‘boy’ ‘girl’ split and difference?