I grew up in a house full of girls, so as I raise my boys I have been gaining an education about all things masculine. My boys love trucks, trains and all kinds of construction equipment. As a matter of fact, for his upcoming birthday Jonah has been telling us that he wants a garbage truck! I think garbage trucks are disgusting, but apparently for boys they are completely fascinating.
Not surprisingly, one of the boys' favorite books is one that shows all kinds of "rescue equipment". They love to look at the pictures and have me read about the tow trucks, ambulances, police cars, etc.
One morning while Jonah was looking at this book he says to me "Mommy, we need one of these!"
Me: Wow Buddy, that snowblower is as big as our house and probably costs just as much.
Jonah: But we need one!
Jonah: We need the snowblower to shovel the snow off our driveway.
Yeah, right! Off our driveway onto the houses a few streets over! Dream on Bubby. Our driveway is big, but not THAT big.