The Pinks and the Blues

Growing up in an all sisters family was the absolute best.  We played with all the cute little dolls, my little ponies, strawberry shortcake and cabbage patch kids.  I knew everything that was girlie, pink and cute and knew very little about boy toys such as GI Joes, LEGO or Star Wars.  Now that I have both a boy and a girl, I am rediscovering a new world of toys and games for the kids.

As you all know by now, Lucia is obssesed with everything that has to do with pink and princesses, and Joaquin loves all the Toy Story characters; but what happens when both of them enjoy each others toys?  In my opinion, they get the best of both worlds.

My daughter loves to organize, create and play pretend and so does Joaquin.  Sometimes I will catch them both dressed up as Toy Story characters in green and blue; and some other days they will both be seating in the table pretending to be at an all-pink tea party.  Although they are finally starting to get along and play quite well together, they, too, argue and fight like siblings do. 

"Lucia, can I play with your vanity?"  Joaquin asked.

"Joaquin, stop, you are not a pink princess!  Don't touch my mirror and my name is not Lucia, I am Princess Aurora in Pink!"  Lucia exclaimed.

"You are not Princess Aurora in Pink, Lucia, I am!"  Joaquin said.

"Mami, Joaquin is not Princess Aurora!  Say something to him!" Lucia cried.

"Joaquin, stop tormenting your sister, please.  If she wants to be Princess Aurora, let her be  a pink princess."  I said.

These are their typical fights and even though they seem to be fighting and arguing most of the time, they also absolutely adore each other.  I guess it is all part of being brother and sister; there will always be some fighting but at the end they love to play together as best friends do.

I love how both of them enjoy a little bit of blue and a little bit of pink; there is room for both colors in each other's world!


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  • I feel the same way about my kids. My son gets his softness from playing with his sister's babies and my daughter is tough from roughing with the superheros!

  • In reply to bethprystowsky:

    Thanks for reading and for sharing your experience with us!

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