Out of my Element – Raising Boys

“Mommy, you be Rollout. I’m Bumblebee. Fight!”

“Ummm…ok…which one is Rollout again?”

I want to be Bumblebee, because it's pretty obvious which one he is!

I want to be Bumblebee, because it’s pretty obvious which one he is!

As my son gets older, I realize that I am severely out of my element when it comes to his new interests. (I mean, I can finally pronounce most of the dinosaur names now, and he’s loved those for years. Let’s just stick with that!)

At almost 3.5 years old, he is diving headfirst into the world of Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and Skylanders. I’m not a girly girl by any means, but I am so clueless about raising boys with these toys…

(Speaking of Skylanders…is there a GOAL to this game? What am I trying to accomplish while I wander aimlessly?)

So, I continue to grow as a boy mom. Spending my days learning the names of “robots in disguise”, and dodging the Shellraiser full of Ninja Turtles as it speeds through the kitchen. 🙂 And I’m sure once I finally have all of this down, he’ll abandon it completely for something else…lol

Do you ever feel completely out of your element when it comes to your child’s interests?

**Edited to add: Yes, I realize girls can play with these toys, too. I’m not being sexist. I just HAVE a BOY, and as a young girl, I knew nothing about superheroes and such (even with a younger brother). So, I’m just going by my experiences.

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