My kid’s enjoyment of the occasional dad-play hasn’t stopped him from doing “boy stuff” either. Liam still pretends to be Darth Vader, loves trains, cars, robots and dinosaurs. At the same time, he’s learning the fundamentals of family building and home maintenance. While I’m in no rush to get my son a Barbie Dream House (although the new one is pretty dope), I’m not alarmed by him pretending to be a dad every now and then.
Kids discover how life works in different ways and I think it’s our duty to recognize how they learn and point them in the direction that will give them the best advantage. Times have changed. In order to change with them, we’ve got to get rid of our old baggage, whether those bags are pink or blue.