You know, they say when little boy babies are born they first bond with their mothers and other caregivers. They aren't supposed to really see gender until sometime between 2 and 3 years old. This kid, J, is different. I think he came here knowing he is a little man, and he has always wanted to be around men. He loves his "Ma" and will cling to me at times, but if he has his choice of people out there, he will always choose a man.
It started when he was very tiny with a man at our church we called "Mr. Keith." He had hair so red that it was orange, and J was drawn to him instantly. He especially loved his moustache. Now J's grandmothers all like to hold him and hug him and love on him, but when he gets a choice, he always chooses the men.
Just for clarification, we have so many names and titles for grandparents at our house that it's hard to keep up. Here are J's favorite men besides his "Da."
This is J and his "Pa" when they came to visit over Labor Day. Somehow Grandpa became "Pa" only to add to the confusion of the family titles.
This is J and his "Pop" which is derived from Papa. It will be interesting to see how all these names end up after J starts talking more.