Now I'm no where near girly...unless you ask my wife or closest friends which lie anyway! I enjoy guy things and getting dirty and making and fixing things. The girls on the other hand enjoy girl things and looking pretty in dresses. They do like to help me do things and enjoy seeing things get fixed or making things. Hopefully they will make choices towards interests not based on what I like, but what they like. I know parents have an influence on what the kids do but we like to introduce them to activities that interest them. We have signed them up for dance and they told us they wanted to do it. If they try it and do the classes and like it then mission accomplished. If they don't like it at least it wasn't $200 like it would be if they signed up for hockey! This year we are getting both girls on skates so they can learn and hopefully decide if they want to play hockey or not. I think they would be great at it. Zoey has the drive and skill where Hailey has the edge and aggressiveness. If they don't like it then I'm okay with that. Saves me tons of money and early morning practices!!
They do like dressing up and doing girly things but would like to at least introduce them to things I like. Not to push them into doing things I do, but to show them that they are unisex activities. I know lots of women who hunt or ATV or enjoy hockey. The kids don't have to do any of those but if they experience them then they can truly say if they like them or not. I would never say they couldn't do something because I don't like it or think it is dumb. I would never go into dance but they seem excited about it and if they love it, I love it because I love them and seeing them happy. The best thing about doing activities together is seeing how happy they are because that is what makes me happy.
We all live for our kids and they are the most important thing in our lives so making them happy is the most rewarding thing to parents. Nothing makes me feel better than to see their smiles and hear them laugh. It is the best.
On a side note, we only have 10 days of summer left until the fall!!