Monday, October 15, 2007

Little Boys

This post is dedicated to my nephew Ammon. The kid isn't even 3 years old yet and he already knows WAY more than I ever will about motorcycles, dirtbikes and any other two-wheeled toy that fits into that category. Seriously, he knows his colors in relation to dirtbikes. For example, green=Kawasaki. We went to get ice cream the other day, and he wanted Kawasaki ice cream (mint chocolate chip).

I love how different little boys are from little girls. What is it about the posession of a Y chromosome that enables them to perfectly imitate any kind of motor, memorize inordinate amounts of sports statistics and build architecturally-sound lego buildings? Honestly, I have tried to do that whole truck sound-but I can't. Little boys don't even have to try-they just do it.

All I have to say, is chalk a point up for nature in its ongoing debate with nuture.

PS-Don't tell me you don't think he's a really cute kid, cuz I won't believe you.


Rachael said...

he's not cute, he's adorable!!!!!! Growing up with all girls, it was a wakeup call for me when I instantly got four very boyish nephews when I got married, not to mention a husband!!

Emily said...

I don't understand the difference between boys and girls either. Perhaps I should dedicate the rest of my life to science and come up with the answer!

Nicoletta said...

That whole making motor sounds also applies to gun sounds. Boys just do it better. My family laughs about my brother Steve and my sister Heather playing cowboys and Indians. Steve of course had the great, huge, loud, machine gun explosions sound. Heather guns had a really high pitched "Diew" sound.