Thursday, April 24, 2014

Little Boys and Trucks: Inevitable?

It is no exaggeration to say that my two-year-old son is obsessed with trucks. And cars. And buses. And trains -- especially trains. These days my misguided little Socrates answers most of my questions with a question of his own: "We go see trains?"

I did not consciously encourage -- or discourage – the uninhibited joy he finds in motor vehicles. One day he was toddling around with his favorite Llama-Llama-Red-Pajama doll and the next we were awash in toy cars.

But how inevitable is this obsession? Is there really something biological about boys that makes them love cars and trucks?

Today at Mamalode, I discuss this very question in an essay called "Of Trucks and Men." Click here to read the whole piece.

Are little boys destined to love trucks and trains?