So I get that boys and girls are different - I do. I am a little sister, my brother just above me would want to wrestle all of the time when we were little, but being the little sister I am I would curl up in a little ball and scream for mommy.
I never learned how to "take it" without an emotional response - even in play.
Now that I have a son, I am going nuts! I thought it was just that my brother and I didn't get along. But - I am wondering... Is it just in boy's nature to want to hit? Merrill starting hitting a few months before Nora was born and hasn't stopped. It mostly comes out when he is super tired or mad it just seems to be his natural reaction to negative emotion. He is so sweet 98% of the time and I feel truly blessed for my wonderful little boy, I just don't get it. Why does he hit me? Why do I want to cry every time he does?
I have tried to let him get it out on the Wii (maybe that started all of this - I don't know) He wrestles with Mark and they have fun - but they are both boys and don't seem phased by the fact that they are hitting each other.