Wednesday, September 19, 2007

WW: Gender differences in parenting styles





22 comments:

Mad Hatter said...

Is it rock covers paper, scissors cuts paper or, no wait, pillow covers child that beats them all?

bubandpie said...

Ah, yes, the smash-the-kid-with-a-pillow game. I have one friend who started having babies about five years before the rest of us, and I remember how scandalized everybody was when her husband would pull out that particular party trick (beloved of all small children).

Omaha Mama said...

This makes me giggle. I often feel like the only parent, scolding hubs for horse play with the kids. :0)

Great pics!

slouching mom said...

Snort.

Kyla said...

So true!

Kyla said...

Oh, and I still remember my mom shouting, "Scott! Stop making those kids scream!" We still mock her at get togethers. LOL.

cinnamon gurl said...

Hee hee!

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Let me know...

Jenifer said...

Totally a Dad thing...same thing in our house. I sometimes worry they might pee or barf or both while playing with Dad.

Beck said...

My husband - gentle Mr. Rogersish soul that he is - does not horseplay with the kids, which makes it then lucky that my father does nothing BUT horseplay with the kids, until, as in one memorable case, they throw up all over him.
He is the inventor of the awesome game "Bounce the Baby, Bounce The Baby, Throw Him/Her On The Couch."

Bon said...

yes, the pillow beater in our house is the larger male person, too.

what is that? the kid likes it, i'll grant, but...did i miss something? maybe like Mad says, it's a secret "rock, paper, scissors" thing that i simply fail to grasp.

Munchkin has the cutest hair

Denguy said...

Yes, at "horseplay" time in our house I'm the man, but it's usually wrestling.

Oh, The Joys said...

Nice!

nomotherearth said...

Wow, can she read?

Sandra said...

I just showed this to my husband who gave a resounding (and knowing) snort!

Missed ya ... off to get caught up!

NotSoSage said...

Ah, yes, the smother-the-kid-with-a-pillow trick. Too bad my mother-in-law never succeeded in smuggling throw pillows into our home. Mme L is totally missing out.

Christine said...

hehe.

we all are pillow beaters around here.

moosh in indy. said...

so not fair.

Her Bad Mother said...

Yep. Looks about right.

crazymumma said...

TOTALLY our house. Especially the comics. The friggin' comics.

Lisa said...

We call that "hasslin'" at our house. Our son seems to feed off of it.

Love these photos. You just cracked me up.

BOSSY said...

Suffocation! So cute!

Sergeant "P" said...

I have to admit, I was the Pillow Beater Mom.

I did it for selfish reasons: I love the hysterical belly laughs emanating from my children when I beat the crap out of them with a pillow. There were even a couple of times I cringed because I thought I might have gotten a little rough...only to be comforted by even more laughter.

If you're having a crappy day...a moderately hard swing of a pillow into your toddler's butt will solve the problem, post haste.