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LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Nov '12

My son is the same way - he likes "girl" things as much as he does boy - it annoys the crap out of me when I see that kind of mentality! Seriously - who gives a shit if he likes things that are "feminine". Those things are only for "girls" because we tell them it's for girls, if we didn't say anything then they wouldn't even notice.

Vanilla MILFshake. 1 child; Georgia 5424 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" Let him be himself! Keep doing what you are doing. :) People who think pink will turn you gay are ignorant. "


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MIL tells me stories about DH when he was younger all the time. He had a girl cousin that he was close in age with and they always played together. She said DH used to pick out bows for her, play dress up with her, and every time they went into a store and he saw a pretty dress, bow or shoes...etc, he would say 'that's pretty...we have to buy it for me and Sandy to play dress up with' :lol: He's the manliest man I know. It embarrasses the f**k out of him when his mom tells me that stuff too, but it's not a big deal. :P

MOMBiE; Chloe's Mama~ 1 child; Spencer, Massachusetts 11830 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" If he were a girl wanting a football or G.I. Joes no one would say anything about it. Double standards. Don't "shut him down" or anything of the sort! Let him be himself! "

oh no, not here
everyone i know has something to say about chloe playing and liking spider man/ spongebob and toy story over barbies and dolls .:roll:

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
status 20th Nov '12

I'll try to find it when I have time, it's saved on my computer somewhere, but there's actually a few studies that show kids are more likely to be gender confused and such if you shut down that kind of play and force gender roles on them.



The more you allow and even encourage it, the more he'll feel free to be himself :D

MOMBiE; Chloe's Mama~ 1 child; Spencer, Massachusetts 11830 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting MOMBiE; Chloe's Mama~:" oh no, not here everyone i know has something to say about chloe playing and liking spider man/ spongebob and toy story over barbies and dolls .:roll:"


* I remember when chloe got her first pair of toy story shoes, Her god mother, my neighbors, the kids in the neighborhood kept telling her those are boy shoes. At one point she didnt want to wear them anymore but i kept telling her its for boys and girls and she still wears them, esp her spiderman shoes.

Vanilla MILFshake. 1 child; Georgia 5424 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" If he were a girl wanting a football or G.I. Joes no one would say anything about it. Double standards. Don't "shut him down" or anything of the sort! Let him be himself! "


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DD loves toy cars and playing in the dirt..I don't say anything about it, neither does DH and it would be the same way if we had a boy that liked to play with dolls. Kids will be kids. :)

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
status 20th Nov '12
Quoting MOMBiE; Chloe's Mama~:" * I remember when chloe got her first pair of toy story shoes, Her god mother, my neighbors, the kids ... [snip!] ... want to wear them anymore but i kept telling her its for boys and girls and she still wears them, esp her spiderman shoes."


That's actually really sad that they made her feel that way. :(



Glad she didn't really let it get to her too much though!

MOMBiE; Chloe's Mama~ 1 child; Spencer, Massachusetts 11830 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting ☮Sugar Magnolia:" That's actually really sad that they made her feel that way. :( Glad she didn't really let it get to her too much though!"

already for christmas ive gotten her a lot of spider man & toy story
im only getting her only doll thats shes asked everyone she knows for, and a scooter
my family asked me why i didnt get her more girl things...



-__- they are toys, chill yourselfs.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
20th Nov '12

I would not let my son do that and certainly wouldnt encourage it. To each their own. I'm lucky my 2 year old is all boy :-)

♥ Felicia Marie 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Arizona 48 posts
21st Nov '12

I don't think there is anything wrong at all. If that's what he likes, then that is what he likes. I'm not saying he won't get teased for it when he starts school and the other boys find out. But he needs to be himself and it's great that you are allowing him to be happy and not the other way around :]



My daughter loves to play with boy toys as well as girl toys. My nephew LOVES my daughter's ponies. This doesn't mean the child is going to be homosexual. And even IF in the future they are gay, what's wrong with that?



Stick with what you're doing. Your little boy will thank you later when he's an adult.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21159 posts
21st Nov '12

Thanks everyone! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks my son is just fine the way he is. :)




He's watching that new princess movie Sophia the First. He really likes it. That boy hasn't moved since it came on, lol, which is rare!