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.
The school bullies will be all over this kid.
“And whats the little guy doing by now? Hes painting his fingernails. He thinks it looks pretty on my nails, too.”
What happens when he decides to do a little rump ridin?
Right, he has totally missed the point. He is supposed to be setting limits, not going along with every whim this kid has. What if the kid wanted to dress as Hitler? I don’t think the boy needs to be humiliated over the dresses , jut gently guided away from them by a strong, caring Dad, which he obviously doesn’t have.
And it seems the feminists have handed men a female-centered agenda which they’re following, to the point of dressing boys as girls.
I’m sure the Dad will join in. It’s obvious he’ll go down any road the kid wants to travel.
Easily the best point on the thread.
So instead of setting an example of how to be a man, he wants to make his son “feeeeeeeeeel” better and decides to dress like a boy who is abviously confused. Nice. Where is this Dad’s dad so he can smack the crap out of him?
The cultural background in me wants to raise an eyebrow and smirk, but yet the feminist in me says “why is it that WOMAN = BAD” which is essentially what reaction to this is.
No one gets upset when girls dress in pants (which I do all the time; not much of a girlie-woman). Not upset when we get into cars (again, another of my things).
But when boys show any interest in “girl” things - watch out!
I know this won’t be popular, but I just have to say it. As a woman, I’m always a bit offended how “feminine = bad”.
So, I really don’t know what to think of these things. Do men just fear being homo more than women do?
Never mind Scots and Romans and just about every ancient man wore “skirts”. Hell, even in Siam men wore skirts, women wore “pants”.
(Soon to be "Ich bin ein Eyeliner.")
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Get those shoes off and bake some damn cookies!!!
(yes, I’m just kidding)
Then I imagine this kid will be wearing a skirt til the cows come home...
Toga, peplum, kilt, sarong, apron, whatever -
Napoleon’s French troops had a name for the kilted Highlanders from whom they fled in terror - THE LADIES FROM HELL.
Real Men Do Wear Skirts - they just don’t call ‘em that.
Kreuzberg is the San Francisco of Berlin. Freakishness is in great abundance there.
That said... gee, Dad.. how about showing a little fatherly guidance and encourage some normalcy for your son... idiot.
“So, I really dont know what to think of these things. Do men just fear being homo more than women do?”
To be concise: Yes. Men also build civilizations, establish law and order, work out philisophy, began the conquest of space.
Women, on the other hand, make us play nice, be polite to everyone, be tolerant (yelch!), make the law about “fairness” rather than “rights”, and exalt the role and rule of feelings and sentiment in society.
I’m just saying...
I hear you. It just seems to be a universal law of some type, that girls are simply adding when they do male things, but males are “devolving”. Could it be because every fetus begins as female? thus males fear the backward movement but females feel they are simply adding “the road not taken”? All I can think of.
Feminine doesn't mean bad. It means of or relating to females. As a man, I can affirm that feminine means good -- assuming the person who is feminine is a female.
Now let's reverse it: You're a woman. So what do you think about a "feminine" man? Honest answer.
As a woman, Im always a bit offended how feminine = bad.
The pants thing, women can get away with, but IMHO a man in a dress in Western culture is, well, not manly.
By the way, if you have Catholic sympathies as your profile says you might really enjoy the following books by a tremendous woman philosopher:
Plus as Vladimir asserts, it has been men who have developed laws, religions, technology, built cities, fought wars. If they begin to “go soft” it will end. Whereas females can “play” at these things. If they all go “too male” that becomes bad and dangerous to society also, for obvious reasons.
“I had only one option left:...dress in a skirt myself.”
Yeah...um...this guy might need a punch in the head.
I’m a woman, too. I see your point, but my viewpoint is a bit different: Pants are far more comfortable... for everyone. That’s why, imho, this type of behavior seems to be an obsessive compulsion. We girls were expected to wear dresses on certain occasions, and sometimes dresses were fun to wear. But, most girls themselves wear pants every day. Why would a little boy feel the need to wear girlish dresses at all? As a young girl, I played with dolls and did girly things, but we wore dresses only for special occasions (or as uniforms in Catholic school). That is, we wore dresses when we were told to, or expected to, wear them. But, otherwise, we wore pants. I don’t ever remember having the obsession with dresses that, for example, this little boy seems to have.
Why not just tell him “Dresses are for girls, son, and if you don’t like it, t-s-. Life is like that sometimes.”
He can wear dresses when he grows up and buys them himself.
Not every idea that gets stuck in a kid’s head is a good one. It’s probably due to their still being kids and all.
I had only one option left:...dress in a skirt myself.
Yeah...um...this guy might need a punch in the head.
Even Godzilla saying WTF right now LOL!
Hey did you hear Mike Myers try get that character into movie didn’t do too well so they put on backburner in Hollyweird
They still working on the script right now
“You’re a woman. So what do you think about a “feminine” man? Honest answer.”
I don’t know for sure. Depends what your definition of “feminine” is. Men who make themselves look nice does not count as “feminine” in my mind, as so many make fun of here. Some are so gone I’d probably assume they’re gay - but sometimes, I’d be wrong!
Actually, you didn’t really reverse anything. Honest answer: what do you think of a “masculine” woman?
Back to the “feminine man” thing - my husband and his co-worker made a great point going on a story of co-w from Home Depot.
Homo men are “beyond women” - they behave in ways even normal women would never do. DH’s friend said if a woman behaved the way some of these homos act, everyone would think she was loony. At best, they act like silly little toddler girls.