We always joke that Sophie has proven to be the boy we never had. She climbed on top of the piano before she could walk, she is into everything, she likes playing with trucks and balls, she loves electronic gadgets and did I mention she was scaling furniture before she could walk? Not that these are bad things, they just surprised me somewhat, because my other two were so much more girly in their choice of toys and activities.
Lately, though, Sophie has started exploring her feminine side a little more. She started to play with babies instead of cars, and loves to give the dolls their bottles and blankets and put them in the stroller and cart them around. She started to be super concerned with what she's wearing and prefers pretty dresses to jeans and a t-shirt. She started to take more of an interest in books and drawing, something she didn't seem to have time for before with all of the pictures she was taking with my cell phone.
She has started to play dress-up (Excuse my vacuum):
And finally, she has started to be very interested in Mommy's make-up (notice she is studiously not looking at me, because if she doesn't, it means that I don't notice that she has something she's not supposed to have. I had to get right in her face to get the second photo):
Now these are things I'm totally used to my children doing. These are things I know how to deal with. And if I ever do get a real, live, actual boy I'm pretty sure I'll be clueless.