But he was relating how difficult it has been at times for his wife to visualize how things will look. As we talked, it dawned upon me a notion that I had latently thought about but never fully expressed: that men tend to think better spatially because of the toys they play with as children.
Seriously...I played for countless hours in our "dad-made" sandbox with my matchbox cars and Tonka toys. I developed some serious transportation systems in that sand and in the piles of dirt around our home addition in the early '70's. I built untold numbers of homes from Lincoln Logs and the set of "Bricks" we had...a precursor to Legos. And I believe those years of looking down on my imaginary world, literally looking down, taught me to think about things from a bird's perspective. I believe it allows me to visualize things and imagine things from an aerial perspective better than children who played with dolls (read: GIRLS!).
For what it's worth, that is the unveiling of my long-held view. Now bring on those sexist retorts!