…..and it’s NOT ok for you or your child to tell him otherwise
Growing up is hard, we all know that. Raising a child in today’s society comes with a whole host of worries. One thing I will no longer worry about is what YOU and YOUR child thinks about the way I choose to let my son express his freedoms.
It is ok if my son wants his fingernails painted
I recently heard a man ridicule a mom who’s son’s toenails were painted. This man questioned the mother and her ability to ‘know that your son is a boy, right?’. I LOVED her answer. She told him and everyone else in earshot that what might happen to be on her son’s nails has no affect on his genitals.
It is ok if my son picks the pink shirt over the blue one
This sort of mysterious thing happened when Gabe started preschool and began interacting with a mass quantity of children daily. Pink and purple became ‘girl colors’. What?! Where in the world is this nonsense even coming from? Last I checked, neither pink nor purple have the ability to hold any particular gender and your child doesn’t have the right to tell him otherwise.
It is ok that my son knows what a women’s breasts were actually designed for
*GASP*! You know what? A woman’s breasts were designed to FEED A BABY! I’ve read way too many rants about people seeing other people nurse in public. One woman even said “and there were preteen boys there!”. Well, guess what? My boys are going to be raised knowing that God designed women’s bodies to produce milk for our young. It isn’t anything that they need to be sheltered from. Thank you for being concerned, but your fears are unwarranted.
Its ok that my son plays with dolls
Gabe has this particularly special baby that he is absolutely in love with. He feeds her, changes her diaper and make sure she’s got a new outfit on every few days. The way he interacts with her is amazing and I see a blossoming daddy in him with everything he does. What is NOT ok is when your child approaches him, and tells him she’s creepy, hits her and hides her from him. Seriously?! How is that ok? I even once heard a nursery worker tell a one year old little boy that he couldn’t play with a doll because he’s ‘not a girl’.
You go on raising your children the best that you see fit, because yes your best is enough. What I’m no longer going to tolerate is YOU and YOUR children telling ME or MY children that we are doing it wrong.