I love having a boy. I had some step-brothers come & go through the years & having a brother was (usually) fun. There are some differences I & I assume every parent of both have noticed between boys & girls. They just can't be handled the same way. Victor does better during school w/ a varied routine, chores mixed in w/ school. He needs exercise & lots of it! I had to figure it out the hard way.
When Victor imagines, his make-believes are generally more of what he's seen in movies whereas the girls are always happy to make up their own. This doesn't bother me too much, I remember doing the same thing w/ books I had read. He's a stickler for following it exactly though. We were at the park & he was playing a Magic Treehouse game but quit as soon as they started playing a book he hadn't read. He likes to know & follow a script.
As the spring progresses he's been wanting to hold on to his hair despite of the increasing heat. He works, plays & sweats hard. Mike & I have been trying to get him to want to cut his hair but no dice. This is the longest it's ever been & being called a hippie doesn't bother him. (Why would it?) It's driving Mike nuts but I figure if longish hair is the worst thing he'll get into, no big deal.
I did persuade him to undergo a trim so I could get some hair cutting practice. It looked good on one side or the other if you didn't study him too closely head on. I don't think there's a picture, I'll post if I can find one. I think he was pleased, I was awarded w/ a "Good enough for your first try" along w/ refusals to get it fixed. We cut his hair out on the deck, him w/out a shirt on & it was sweaty. All of the hair was sticking to him. Looking down at his hairy chest he was proud to announce, "Hey! Girls look at me, I'm becoming a man!" His sisters weren't too impressed.