Re: Boys will be boys
Kiera- I also have a 3 yo son, and I never grew up with any boys in the family. My son does play a lot with girls at our church nursery, and they are in general, gentle by nature. I put my son in some toddler classes with other kids his age and I noticed the boys are more active and rough than the girls.
I think also that the way the parents handles the child also makes a difference. Ever since DS was about 6 months old, we tossed his up in the air, bounced him around, etc. That's the way my DH and I are. My sister, who is married to my DH brother, are very gentle quiet people. They adopted a boy who is also 3 yo. My nephew can not handle being thrown up in the air. My husband did it once and that was the last time. It literally FREAKED him out! because they never did that. He stumbles alittle and he cries like his leg was torn off. Now, him being adopted may be a factor, but I don't think that much. They got him when he was 4 months old.
DH and I told our son that he can play "rough" only with grown men and older boys, but he needs to ask first. Playing rough is a no-no with girls and moms.
Basically, boys will be boys. From what you've described, your son seems like a normal 3 year old boy.