The other day Jasper saw me paint my nails and wanted me to paint his. So I did.A few toenails in dark blue. He got a couple of looks at the park from some judgmental moms. You know those raised eye brows? Yeah, those.
But you know what? I don't see the big deal. If my 4 year old wants to wear a pink shirt. He can have a pink shirt. If he wants long hair (and for the record I LOVE little boys with long hair) he can have long hair. If he wants his hair up in a pony tail because he sees mine up? I will gladly put it up for him.
When shopping for his friends birthday last week he picked out a barbie for her and then started talking about wanting one. He has some birthday gift cards from relatives, and if he wants to pick out a barbie when he goes shopping? He can have the barbie!
I don't like it when people try to fit others, especially children, into boxes and stereotype them. Stick on labels on them. He's not a 'girly' boy. Or any other label. He's just my SON. My beautiful, smart, funny, amazingly sweet son. If he wants to dribble a basketball with his hair in pig tails? So be it.
Plus- if David Beckham can wear crazy hair styles and still be sexy? Than Jasper can most definitely pull it off.