I think it will be interesting to see what happens. They are growing up with boy and girl things all around them. Although Will and I have pretty "traditional" gender roles in our relationship that is the choice we made. I in no way plan to put any of that on my kids. If Ben wants a sewing machine and Penny wants a tool box, I will gladly give it them and encourage them to follow their dreams. There is so much pressure to do things a specific way and be a certain way. This is my vow to try my hardest to not only allow my child to be who they are, but also embrace and encourage who they are. I want them to be happy and be who they truly are. Their will be so much pressure from society dumped on them, they don't need any from me.
So while I am still going to buy Penny baby dolls and pink dresses I will let her get dirty and play with Ben's trucks. And slightly more controversially, I plan to buy Ben trucks and action heroes, I will let him carry around Penny's purses.