Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I've heard some people think that if it weren't for the way society conditions girls to be girls and boys to be boys, we would not behave in such gender specific ways. Obviously, I agree that nobody is cookie cutter boy or girl, but Elyette has convinced me that even if I tried to make her more boyish, I'd fail. She is very aware that both she and mommy are girls, so she copies my every move. Its funny to observe how closely she watches me and what I do (much more so than she does her daddy) especially when it comes to Jack.
As you can see, she is a natural born mother. She likes to "feed" her baby when I do, and must always take her baby out in the stroller when we leave the apartment. Last night, I sat on the couch cross legged with Jack asleep on my shoulder and Elyette had to come over and sit the same way holding her baby in the same exact manner. She gets this totally serious look on her face when she is mothering her baby, its hilarious! She's a great kid and I have no doubt that some day she will be a great mommy! :)