I went to read the article. Here’s the problem.
He liked to dress up in my skirts and spray my perfume. Other people would say: Oh, dont worry, its a phase, hell grow out of it.
But we werent worried. Phillip and I felt the same way. If our child liked girls things, then he could have whatever he wanted. We just thought: So what?
It did become a problem when it came to presents, having to tell our families: Would you mind not buying boys stuff for Sam, because hed prefer Mermaid Barbie.
They didn’t let him outgrow it and in fact encouraged it by telling people to purchase girlie things for him.
There’s a picture of him wearing a green princess dress for his 6th birthday. Gee where did he get that dress. He sure didn’t go buy it himself.
It sucks to be a dad or an NCO these days, unless you blow off the PC crap, and call a spade for a spade.
And that's the moral equivalent to eating babies. (some NCOs do eat babies for breakfast)
“Theres a picture of him wearing a green princess dress for his 6th birthday. Gee where did he get that dress. He sure didnt go buy it himself.”
Exactly. One of my sons has a dramatic streak. When he was about three he saw some cute little sparkley tutus at the store. He lobbied HARD for one of those sparkly tutus, especially a pink one! LOL! I told him no, Daddy would have a cow if I brought home one of those tutus for him. Same son startled me one day at a playdate by dressing up in his female friend’s princess outfit. Yikes! (He did look awfully pretty, though. :)
What I realized from these incidents was not that he was “really” a girl, but that he really likes fancy clothes! So I got him and his brother some fancy clothes for *boys* — cute pirate outfits, sparkly knight-in-shining-armor outfits, etc.
Lo and behold, no more asking for tutus or dressing up in princess dresses. All he wanted was the clothes, not gender reassignment!