Comments on: Boys will be boys http://misszippy1.com/2013/01/2923.html Mom. Runner. Coach. Writer. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:40:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: Mom' s Home Runhttp://misszippy1.com/2013/01/2923.html#comment-72984 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:54:07 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2923#comment-72984 My boys prefer to spend their time behind their computer screen… However I’m teaching them to go out running to make sure they get their exercise.

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By: Charhttp://misszippy1.com/2013/01/2923.html#comment-72923 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 02:04:32 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2923#comment-72923 I had three boys so I can’t comment on gender differences. But all three boys were different in their levels of physical activity. The middle was definitely the most active and the youngest the most slothful. But they all did organised sport so I knew that they had some level of fitness.

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By: TriMOEngr (Christina)http://misszippy1.com/2013/01/2923.html#comment-72901 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:20:38 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2923#comment-72901 My children don’t match your stereotypes. I often refer to my daughter as “sporty spice” – always moving: cartwheels, skipping, running, flipping around on the play structure out back, shooting baskets (new b-ball goal we picked up at Thanksgiving), etc. While she will sit and watch TV and occassionally doesn’t indoor/quiet imaginative play – she is just as likely to get up from that and run around outside. My son on the other hand, will choose to sit in front of the TV for hours on end (weekends) and play video games, watch movies, etc – only moving to pee. We tied taking three walks (1.5-2 miles each) with his dad (brisk) 3x/week to his allowance to get him moving more – though he has taken some interest here and there to the new basketball goal. Our neighborhood is mostly boys and they all get kicked out into the yards/cul-de-sac to play when weather is nice (or really snowy) – some seem more “into” it than others though. Regardless, it is great to be an example to the kids to show them how fitness is just as much a part of life as eating, sleeping and going to school.

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By: Stephaniehttp://misszippy1.com/2013/01/2923.html#comment-72890 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:10:17 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2923#comment-72890 Random question, what race shirt are you wearing in the picture with your boys? It looks like a race I ran in Richmond.

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By: Kate @ So Cal Runner Galhttp://misszippy1.com/2013/01/2923.html#comment-72860 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:20:59 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2923#comment-72860 So you were in my dream last night! We were supposed to be running Boston together and when I woke up in the morning (in my dream), I was in Chicago instead of Boston and had a total meltdown. Needless to say, I missed the race. So random…

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By: Katie @momslrbhttp://misszippy1.com/2013/01/2923.html#comment-72849 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:22:35 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2923#comment-72849 Totally..I don’t have a girl yet (april) but with my son, he could basically live outside if you gave him a coat. He loves everything outdoors and I don’t want to discourage him but right now it’s COLD in STL and I’m not real interested in being outside.

Either way, I’m hoping #2 is as excited about being outside as I am. I’m hoping that one of these kids will grow up to run or bike with me. Either way, I see what you’re talking about.

Enjoy your time outside! :)

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By: Hollyhttp://misszippy1.com/2013/01/2923.html#comment-72841 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:38:13 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2923#comment-72841 No doubt! The other day after 2 hours of skiing after school, my son (8) went home to play basketball and my daughter (7) made pot holders.

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By: Colleen Kingeryhttp://misszippy1.com/2013/01/2923.html#comment-72838 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:22:21 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2923#comment-72838 THANK YOU! Having just found out that we are having a girl, this is GREAT information to keep in mind as out little one grows up. Love the comments too. Such great info for a mom to be!

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By: Erinhttp://misszippy1.com/2013/01/2923.html#comment-72836 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:10:13 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2923#comment-72836 I think it’s more personality than gender. I have boys that are go, go, go, and i have a couple that would rather read or play games inside. I have a couple of daughters who are out there playing soccer, wrestling on the trampoline and tackle football with the boys, and girls who would rather play with dolls. They are just all different. We encourage all of them to be active and to find an activity that they are passionate about (and pursues a talent or interest that they have). And of course it’s fun to do outdoorsy stuff all together. :)

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By: Heather@Just a Colorado Galhttp://misszippy1.com/2013/01/2923.html#comment-72820 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:42:41 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2923#comment-72820 That’s interesting– my sis and I were ALWAYS outside when we were kids. Kickball, riding our bikes going to the playground, playing in the mud, whatever. I wonder if that’s changed or if we were just the weird girls on the block?

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