What do my son's behaviors mean?
My 2 year old son has become very interested in my beauty routine. He watches me get ready and has started imitating certain things. For example, today he tried to help me straighen my hair. The other day he was trying to use my eyelash curler on himself. He has brushed his hair while siting at my vanity and has pretended to put on makeup. He has even put on jewelry and asked me if it was pretty. I’ve never discourage his behavior or scolded him for it. I laugh it off. I personally see nothing wrong with this behavior. I think it’s pure curiosity. He is still a regular boy in every other aspect. He plays very rough, loves cars and monster trucks, and he’s a tough kid. I just wonder if this a “normal” behavior in toddlers. Does this work similarly with girls? Will a girl sometimes imitate their dad shaving their facial hair etc? I’m sure this means nothing about their sexual preference and even if he turned out to be gay, I’d love and support him just the same. When my boyfriend sees him pretending to put on mommy’s makeup he’ll jokingly say “Come on son, let’s go play with tools and talk about cars.” Should we take the approach of redirecting his attention to “boy toys” or just let him satisfy his curiosity?
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