Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Lately Hendrix has become obsessed with his Daddy's turntables. OBSESSED. He understands how to take a record and put it on and start it up. This is something that my husband didn't push onto him, it's just turned out to be something he is really interested in. In general, musical toys seem to be his go to. Other loves include a mini drum set and his tambourine. After seeing his Uncle Mark play the harmonica, Henry will pick up anything from a remote control to a crayon and pretend he is playing the harmonica as well. This got my thinking. How much of our kids interests are nurture vs. nature. I think inherently everyone has passions that are within him. How much of that is just plain DNA?
Obviously, I know that at 14 months my son is not destined to be a DJ just because he has taken a liking to his dad's turntables. At the same time, what are the chances that his favorite things in the house all happen to be musical?
I don't have a heck of a lot of aspirations for my son. I want him to be decent, kind, humble, loving, ect. ect. but as far as his actual profession? I could care less as long as it makes him happy.
For those of you with older kids, do you see them picking up on your passions? Do you think its because you passed it along to them through nurture or nature? What about those of you with littles who are the polar opposite than you, how do you connect with their hobbies?