When the moon is in the seventh house....  

rm_morefutility 37F
249 posts
6/20/2005 10:14 pm

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When the moon is in the seventh house....

Hello everyone. I have been absent for so long, that I am sure that I have been relegated to the dust pile of forgotten blogs. Not that my blog was ever that much of a thrill. I have been busy, spending time with my family and all. I hope that everyone’s summer is going well. I plan to read a few blogs tonight. I seem to be burning some of that midnight oil I am always hearing about. It is quite here. Almost spooky. All kids are in bed including my step-daughter who is visiting us during summer break. Girls are the funniest things in the whole world. I have two boys, and it is a never ending wonder, the differences between the two. It tends to make me think about the whole nurture vs. nature argument. Would a female naturally take to a doll and the whole playing house scenario, or is it society that early on, society grooms young females to be caretakers? By the way, has anyone ever heard the song, “Baby’s got her blue jeans on?” I love it, and I am a classic rock kinda girl.

keithcancook 60M
17846 posts
6/21/2005 6:11 am

Welcome back, Oh futile one!

I think it must be a combination of both in this case. The mothering instinct is strong in females so young ones will be more ready to practice being mommies. Yet, they cannot really know the game to play without seeing how adult mommies nurture.

Jeeze, this nature vs. nurture debate has been going on since the 19th century at least!

AmberSolaire 42M

6/21/2005 7:05 pm

Never heard the song.Who is it by?
I have to say I was shocked when I found out my second child was a daughter.It was hard enough understanding her mother.She does love all the traditional female toys, however she is also a crack shot and a whizz on the playstation.It could be to do with a shift in society, but I think it is more likely idolisation of her older brother and an inherited competitive streak from myself.

rm_4nik8_4u 61M
2501 posts
6/22/2005 11:41 am

Here is a good nature vs. nurture. Years ago I had some kennels where I kept five bird dogs. My son(who was 4 at the time) would go help me feed and care for them. He would carry the food bucket(with my help) the same way I did, in his hand, arm straight down his side. My daughter(was 2) would want to help too, so I would put a little dog food in a little plastic bucket(like kids use at the beach) for her to carry and "help". Unlike they way my son carried the bucket, she would put the bucket handle in the crook of her arm and hold her hand high just like a woman would carry a pocketbook. There was no instruction on how to carry the buckets for either one of them and yet they chose distinctly different(masculine and feminine) ways to carry the buckets.

rm_morefutility 37F
175 posts
6/22/2005 10:19 pm

Excellent input, all of you. I have done some studies along these lines and as much as we like to think that it isn't so, we actually influence our children gender wise more than we think. When given an androgynous pic of an infant and told it was either a boy or a girl, people gave very different responses regarding said infants attributes. If said was boy, he appeared strong, clever, etc.., if was girl was cute, cuddly, etc. Hmmm. does give on pause.

rm_morefutility 37F
175 posts
6/22/2005 10:21 pm

Amber, I have no idea who the song is by, but I heard it on the movie Personal Velocity, which shows on HBO.

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