Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Free to Be

I've been getting a hard time from some of my family members about the fact that I "allow" the Bro to wear tutus, shiny purple beads, tiaras, Snow White costumes...but many of these same people applauded me when I allowed Natalie to wear "little boy" underwear. I don't get it. Why is it ok for her, but not for him? The way I see it, Natalie and I are teaching him very important lessons about accessorizing so that one day, should he fall madly in love with a girl, he will appreciate her femininity - truly valuable. Between Nat and myself, he may end up being the perfect boy, perhaps with a love of the ballet.
When I showed my brother the picture posted above, he immediately responded that he was going to Toys R Us to buy the Bro a GI Joe "action figure."
" that like a doll?"
"No! NO!" he says. "It's an action figure."
"You know Natalie is going to want to play with it."
"Yah, I know. That's ok," he says.

1 comment:

  1. I agree completely. It is our job to teach our sons how to be good men. Good men understand women - or at least attempt to.