I've been slacking because for me, this has been a week, but here's a neat little video of President Obama showing that toys aren't really easily sorted as "girls'" and "boys'":
I was all about anything I could throw, catch, shoot, or build (my emptied-out Idaho-powdered-mashed-potatoes canister repurposed as a LEGO container was my go-to favorite thing--I mostly made castles) as a little girl, and my dolls were usually "patients" for playing at being a doctor. I'm not too sure why things kids play with get so gender-segregated, myself.
Christmas is a neat time for getting back on the floor watching kids open toys and just seeing the spirit of play all over again. My little nephews and I turned stuffed animals into footballs and tried not to mess up Nonna's living room. It was a good day.