|Any girl would love this tough looking dude. The bandana and GI Joes in hand tip the scales!|
His first time going to a movie theater was to see The Lorax. He was glued to the ginormous screen for every minute of that brightly colored movie! From that point on he talked about Audrey non-stop. He constantly says, "where Audrey...she cute...I love her" or "mom, your pretty like Audrey!" He even said he wants to be Audrey for Halloween.
|First time to the theater|
|Twodles checking out the ladies at the Fourth of July Parade, and Mr Medic looking VERY skeptical|
As of late he's found a new crush...Rapunzel. We borrowed Tangled and as we were watching it he said "I love this girl, she pretty, she got long hair on her"
Here's where Mr Medic will point out that even at a young age boys like girls with long hair, but its not the long hair I've got on my mind. Its that he's even showing affection for the girls at all when he's so young.
Twodles is clearly attracted to girls. I have never heard him say "I like the boy, he is cute" Now one could argue that he has been trained and conditioned to respond affectionately to girls only. He see's his daddy and me being affectionate (which I believe is very important for children to see) and he watches movies that depict men and women liking each other. I have never talked to him about liking one or the other, nor have I allowed him to watch forms of media that promote same gender attractions. So I guess if that is conditioning...I'm guilty.
I've expressed here on my blog once before already about how I believe that we are each born with specific gender identities, and I know that includes our attractions to those whom God intended, men for women, and women for men. I know is that without much outside influence, Twodles enjoys him some cute girls, and it sure is cute and just a little alarming. I assume I may just have to keep a close eye on him as time goes on. I wouldn't want him to be that sneaky little boy that is caught chasing the girls at recess playing kissing tag!
So here are my questions:
Do you believe that people can be born with SSA, or is it a series of events that cause them to develop those tendencies, or a combination of both?
Do you believe that a parent can have a strong influence on their child's sexual preference?
- For instance, if I were to play dress up with Twodles and occassionally put him in a dress, or give him barbie dolls to play with or whatever it may be, is it possible that I can alter his "original" sexual preference to that of another?