Skip to comments.This Dad's Superhero Cape Is A Skirt
Posted on 08/28/2012 2:35:47 PM PDT by scottjewell
Nils Pickert's five-year-old son likes to wear dresses, and Nils was concerned that he was going to grow up without a strong, positive role model. So he did what any mind-bogglingly incredible dad would do: he started wearing skirts himself.
[Translated from the German]:
"My five year old son likes to wear dresses. In Berlin Kreuzberg that alone would be enough to get into conversation with other parents. Is it wise or ridiculous? "Neither one nor the other! I still want to shout back at them. But sadly they cant hear me any more. Because by now I live in a small town in South Germany. Not even a hundred thousand inhabitants, very traditional, very religious. Plainly motherland. Here the partiality of my son are not only a subject for parents, they are a town wide issue. And I did my bit for that to happen...
I didnt want to talk my son into not wearing dresses and skirts. He didnt make friends in doing that in Berlin already and after a lot of contemplation I had only one option left: To broaden my shoulders for my little buddy and dress in a skirt myself. After all you cant expect a child at pre-school age to have the same ability to assert themselves as an adult. Completely without role model. And so I became that role model...
Being all stressed out, because of the moving I forgot to notify the nursery-school teachers to have an eye on my boy not being laughed at because of his fondness of dresses and skirts. Shortly after moving he didnt dare to go to nursery-school wearing a skirt or a dress any more. And looking at me with big eyes he asked: Daddy, when are you going to wear a skirt again?...
To this very day Im thankful for that women, that stared at us on the street until she ran face first into a street light. My son was roaring with laugher. And the next day he fished out a dress from the depth of his wardrobe. At first only for the weekend. Later also for nursery-school.
And whats the little guy doing by now? Hes painting his fingernails. He thinks it looks pretty on my nails, too. Hes simply smiling, when other boys (and its nearly always boys) want to make fun of him and says: You only dont dare to wear skirts and dresses because your dads dont dare to either. Thats how broad his own shoulders have become by now. And all thanks to daddy in a skirt.
I sometimes think men have had their manly instincts just knocked out of them. Sigh.
“Thats how broad his own shoulders have become by now. And all thanks to daddy in a skirt.”
I think it ia time for daddy to grow up....time for him to stop “skirting” the issue....
"........before you can say 'Jack Robinson'"
stupid Fing bullcrap.
Getting a bit over the top at this point. I’m getting a tad sick of it.
Well, one more kid screwed up for life.
What will he do if his kid decides he likes to start fires or shoot heroin?
Das ist nicht gut !!
I can’t wait to see what he does when the kid wants to start shooting dope in his veins.
Yeah, did he ever hear of setting limits? Guess not. He’s just there to be a big overgrown kid himself.
The Eastern Front did not do the German gene pool any favors.
If you had wanted to do something FOR your son (he is not your little buddy), you would teach him to be a man with a good, strong example. Instead of choosing to be a real role model and shape the life of a little man, you chose to be a cartoon character and make sure he had some very big hurdles to overcome later in life. The dad, and I use that term very loosely, should be locked up for child abuse.
Ah, the ruffle at the bottom certainly sets it off.
Also, notice they’re both barefoot on a public street. Hope the kid doesn’t get a cut and a super bug. But, hey, super bugs have their rights, too!
“I sometimes think men have had their manly instincts just knocked out of them.”
Indeed. If you were to follow your manly instincts freely, you’d probably end up dead, in jail, or in a psychiatric hospital nowadays. At the least, you’d probably be unemployed and homeless. So, it’s no wonder to me that manliness seems to be sorely lacking in society at large.
"I'm as happy as a little girl."
You can say that again, and I’m sure his in-laws are saying that.
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