Don’t Feminize Your Boys.

” Should we follow our child’s lead in the way they want to dress/act? Or should we instill in them the “classic” gender roles that society has deemed appropriate? “

My personal thoughts are that if we are not “controlled” (within reasonable limit) it could easily be that we go too far. We should guide our children and keep them within certain frames to prevent confusion and other issues down the road. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t accept that, in the future, should they want to take a different road.

I was reading a celebrity blog which lead me to an article where the quoted question in this post was asked. It sparked my thoughts and I decided to write it down.

We need to discuss things, even simple things such as the differences between boys and girls. Blue and pink. Car and doll.

I know there are mothers who would disagree with me, mothers who seem anti gender roles. I don’t think we have the right to let our own anger with society or gender roles affect our children. I actually feel it’s important to be clear with what is considered feminine and what is considered masculine.

You know, the world… is a certain way. I feel it is wrong to “allow” children things which possibly could make them target of bullying or other misjoy. No where close do I suggest we shouldn’t be ourselves… but children don’t know that much about the world so it is wrong of us parents not to guide them.

Don’t feminize your boys. A grown man need to feel he is masculine, unless he is homosexual… perhaps (? I know nothing of this).  It’s tough being in this world as it is, let’s not add gender confusion to the list.

Wii Mario

Besides Plants vs Zombies, kid is in to the classic (and my childhood favorite) Mario. So I am making a Mario Birthday Box as well and so far I’ve bought what are in the photos. If we were planning on settling down and staying in our current apartment I also would get him the Mario wall decor that I’ve seen…. it’s going to have to wait.

Defend Your Home From The Undead

My son is turning 4 and he loves Pop Caps popular game Plants vs Zombies. I have it installed on my Mac for him (for him, like I don’t play it after he’s gone to sleep at night) and he watch peoples home videos on YouTube (some are hilarious). His birthday is October 30 and I have started planning for it and so far I have purchased these. Will see what else I can find.

Dark Shadows

Some trailers just reveal too much, this is one of those. I didn’t know what I was expecting before I saw the movie and I’m pretty sure that was a good thing. Don’t like comedies in general but I thought it was fun and entertaining. Fascinated by how Johnny Depp age so well.

Movies On My “To Watch” List

Exit Humanity (2011)

A young man’s struggle to survive in the aftermath of a deadly undead outbreak during the American Civil War.

Drama | Horror

Exit Humanity

Exit Humanity

Heartless (2009)

Jamie Morgan, a young man with a large heart-shaped birthmark on his face, discovers that there are demons on the streets of East London.

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Heartless

Heartless

Zombie Massacre (2012)

A bacteriological weapon developed by the US Government to create a super soldier – spreads an epidemic in a quiet little town in the middle of Eastern Europe.

Horror

Zombie Massacre

Zombie Massacre

Silent Hill 2 (2012)

When her father disappears, Heather Mason is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Silent Hill 2

Silent Hill 2

Resident Evil Retribution (2012)

Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Resident Evil Retribution

Resident Evil Retribution

Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman, poster.

Snow White and the Huntsman, poster.

A fairytale created with modern day technology, Snow White with a twist. Snow White and the Huntsman appealed to the girl in me. The fairytale touches, both evil and good, were very much enjoyable; the experience during the hallucinations in the dark woods and the touches of fairytales  in the sanctuary. Especially the snakes on the branches (or… snake branches), the butterflies that act like the petals of flowers, also the dark winged humanlike creature coming out from the trees. It gave it a type of Alice In Wonderland feeling, also baring resemblance to the 80′s movie Legend which I’ve dedicated an entry in the past. I used to love these save-a-princess stories as a child, naturally fantasizing about being the princess.

I liked the evil stepmother’s, Charlize Theron, spiky crown. Not a fan of the Twilight movies so I haven’t seen much of Kristen Stewart besides what I inevitably see online and in magazines. I was unsure whether she would make or break the role as Snow White but she did better than I was prepared for.