This is Zack, Ainsley’s 2 year old brother.
Playing house and taking care of baby dolls serves the same purpose in boys as it does in girls. It teaches nurturing, compassion and parenting skills.
Out there – maybe in your house – there is a girl whom Zack will marry.
For that empowered girl, I teach Zack nurturing and compassion, empathy, dishes, cooking and laundry. Yes, already.
I like to think that somewhere out there is a mother who is also teaching her son how to do housework, cook and take care of children, so he’ll make a good boyfriend, a great husband for my daughter and a fantastic father for her children.