Mommy and Daddy I want a doll?

Philippines
January 22, 2009 8:32am CST
hi moms and dads, what are you going to do if at 4 years old your son will tell you to get him a doll? it just came to my mind because as noticed homosexuals manifested even at early age. what do you think?
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11 responses
• Lubbock, Texas
22 Jan 09
I definitely don't think a boy wanting a doll is a homosexual manifestation. Most boys with sisters play with their dolls. It's all part of growing up. Males need to develop that nurturing instinct in order to become good fathers. If you're concerned about homosexuality, keep an eye out for other signs. Boys go through phases of dressing like girls, playing with dolls etc. as a natural part of exploring who they are. If you try to squelch those natural explorations children can become ashamed of who they are or just feel lost because they don't know who they are.
• Canada
22 Jan 09
i really dont see what the BIG deal is. you ever seent hose figurine wrestleers those are dolls!! whats the difference???~~ there isnt one. as for homosexuals manifesting at an ealy age LOLLLL... and yout hink by buying him a doll or not will stop that? if he is going to be homosexual there is no way to stop that. IMHO
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• Canada
22 Jan 09
if that's what he wants then i don't have any problem with that. playing with dolls doesn't mean anything. it doesn't mean he will grow up to be gay. you never know he could be or might not be. but i'm going to let him be a kid and play with whatever toys
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@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I see nothing wrong here. My son is two. My sister is nine and has tons of dolls. My son will pick up one of her baby dolls and hold it saying baby. I see nothing wrong with a young boy playing with dolls. They usually only do that while really young and its a phase. By six who could be into nothing but toy cars.
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@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
22 Jan 09
There is nothing wrong with a boy of that age wanting a doll to play with. And it isn't necessarily a sign of homosexuality. Just like if a girl asks for a truck instead of a doll, that doesn't mean she's leaning toward being a lesbian. We, as a society, have a nasty habit of double standards. It's ok to let our girls play with trucks and cars, but if a boy wants to play with a Barbie or other girl doll it's a big no-no. Kids like to try different things. Let them. Could be he wants to be a doctor when he grows up - in which case he'd "practice" on the doll. This discussion reminds me of a commercial they ran on one of those Funniest Commercials type shows. A boy was playing with 2 Barbies and his dad walked in manly action figures and tried to get him to play with those instead. Then years later as an adult, the boy who played with Barbies is seen in bed with 2 hot women. The dad - was with two manly guys. LOL!
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@spalladino (17926)
• United States
24 Jan 09
My son wanted a doll at a young age because his little sister had lots of them so I got him a boy doll. His name was Baby Richie and I still have him in a box in the closet. My son played with him for a while and he didn't end up being homosexual so don't try to put the two together.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
23 Jan 09
If your 4 year old daughter wanted a toy car would you make a big deal out of it? What kids of toys they play with does not determine their sexuality. If a 4 year old wants a doll then let him have a doll.
• United States
23 Jan 09
Just because a boy wants a doll does NOT mean he is or will be homosexual. All the kids in the neighborhood when my son was smaller were girls.So he wanted dolls because all his friends had dolls. My son is very nurturing. He was very caring with his babies and would introduce them to everyone. He has since outgrown that phase of development and is a very well rounded young man, who knows it is ok to care and show emotion. He loves sports and action heroes, video games and cars. He still has many close friends who are girls, but his best friends are boys. Can a 4 year old boy have a doll? Of course he just wants to be a daddy like his daddy. A doll helps a little boy learn how to treat other people, just like it does for a little girl. Little girls are allowed to have trucks and cars, does that make them inherently lesbian? I don't think so. So why is a little boy having a doll such a big deal? Sorry I really have strong feelings on this issue. My mother-in-law is very closed minded, old world thinking about gender roles, and was very negative about my son having a doll. She would make rude comments about him being a sissy and me turning him gay because he had a doll. My son has turned out fine. He is actually very nurturing and caring. He loves babies and whenever friends visit he beelines for their babies and spends time playing with and entertaining them.
• United States
23 Jan 09
You know i think about this alot . I know alot of people say it is ok for boys to play with dolls , just like it is ok for girls to play with Tonkas* and Matchbox* cars. I am not to sure about this . I have a neighbor , who has a son, and more and more I am believing you are either born straight or gay . This boy is also of the age of 4. The mom will take him shopping with her , he has come home with purses, dolls, lip gloss , etc ,etc , the things you would buy normally for your daughter . If she takes him for a happy meal, he has to hava girl toy. I know it is important for us as parents to help our chilren to find what sets them out as individuals and to be their own person, but isn't this a bit encouraging ? As for your question, I would never by my sons (who are now 17) a doll. Thankfully they never asked for one . Cheryl
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Ok here I wanted a big yellow truck at that age and got a stupid doll. I'm not gay. What the heck does a doll have to do with it. If women/girls can do what men can do why not men/boys? Does that mean if they want a cooking set there gay as well. No. By all means get the doll. Maybe will become a famouse dress designer or something. open your mind and think what girls ask for as well. My niece always wanted baby dolls and she is gay. Maybe we should of got her a truck. I love them all anyway. They did fix that problem it is call GIJOE doll. Have a good day my friend. Your friend onlydia
@rainmark (4306)
22 Jan 09
Well for me,i will tell my son that dolls are for girls and he is not a girl his a boy. And introduce him the proper toys for boys. Happy posting and myloting.