Mr Frugal and I have an ongoing battle of sorts about Master Frugal and his love of his sister’s toys.
Personally I think it’s only natural that he wants to play with Miss Frugal’s toys but Mr Frugal encourages him to play only with his own toys and tries to stop him from playing with what he sees as ‘girly’ toys.
For example, I’m quite happy to go for a walk with the kids both pushing pushchairs with dolls in them but Mr Frugal wouldn’t come with us if I let them do this! He thinks that girls should play with dolls and dress up and that boys should play with guns and cars and he actively tries to encourage this, whereas I just let them play with what they want.
In his defence I think his way of thinking stems back to when he was bullied as a youngster, he doesn’t want the kids to stand out in case they are singled out for bullying. I can see where he’s coming from but at their age I don’t think there’s any danger of that and I don’t agree that they should go through life thinking that they can’t be individuals who can go against the crowd.
Having said that, I was a bit concerned when Master Frugal came dowstairs on Boxing day this year dressed like this:
I’m saving this photo to get blown up for his 21st birthday party.
What are your thoughts on this, am I right or is Mr Frugal? Are anyone elses husbands as annoying like this or am I the only lucky one 😉