“Boy” Activities With 3 Daughters!
Today we have a gust post by Ben from My RadDad.
Hello! My name is Ben and I have a blog called MyRadDad (you can check it out if you’d like). I have 3 daughters. I am surrounded by so much pink. Pink isn’t the result of just having girls, all the pink is because I have girly girls.
My oldest, who is 4, will not be seen in anything other than a pretty dress (or her underwear when she is at home). She has always been fascinated with dangly earrings or necklaces she calls “pretties”, or pretty shoes and painted nails.
She just loves girly stuff. Pink is her favorite color, light pink is her second favorite color, very light pink is her third favorite color, she dances, sings, puts on her own toe nail polish and asks often about makeup [which I have made off limits until she is 25 years old ].
Being a guy I have always dreamed of having a son who I can play guns with, play ninjas with, play cars with, build forts… You know guy stuff. When my wife and I found out we were having a 3rd girl I decided that I would just start doing these “boy” activities with my girls and if they like it great, if not… I’ll build more stages for them so they can put on dance and singing recitals (which by the way is so freaking cute I get teared up just thinking about them singing and dancing for me).
Nerf Guns, Forts and Wrestling.
So I decided to buy Nerf guns, a king size stretchy bed sheet and introduce my girls to a whole new realm of awesomeness.
Wouldn’t you know it, but my girls LOVE Nerf gun battles, forts and wrestling. They literally ask to wrestle and build a fort every single night. So usually we just do the two together.
I’m not even sure how this came about, but I am usually a bear when we build forts. Sometimes a bad bear and sometimes a good bear, depending on how the girls want me to act.
Our forts are no joke either. I rearrange the furniture, stretch that California King Sized bed sheet over the top off two couches, a chair and stick a broom underneath to hold up the sheet. The sheet by the way is bright pink. Our forts can be pretty large, and they always have an “escape route” that only the girls can fit through, not the big bad bear.
The Nerf guns are battery powered 10 shot guns so you do not even have to cock them. Besides the one rule of ‘no aiming for the face’ our living room is a wild free for all of forts, wrestling, Nerf guns, bears and pure awesome.
My girls are still 100% girly girls, that has not changed, I am the one who has changed. My perception that I needed boys to do “Boy” things was wrong. My girls put no labels on what gender of little kid would like this best, all they know is they LOVE playing guns, forts and wrestling with Dad and that is enough for me!