Monday, February 28, 2011

It's ok to be you

Do you all remember Henry's phase of liking girl clothes?

Well, we thought he had grown out of it. After all that picture was taken when he was two, and he's 4 1/2 now.

But we started noticing dress up disappearing, and he became overly concerned with us looking in his dresser drawer.

Upon further investigation, we discovered that he has been stockpiling dress up clothes.

We also found him in his room in a princess tutu.

Seems the boy likes dressing up, and he doesn't care what color or style the dress up is.

But he does seem to be aware that he has some siblings who will make fun of him for dressing up in girl dress up.

Jeff and I honestly don't care, and we told him so. Jeff basically said,"Henry, you can wear that purple tutu if you want, you don't have to hide in your room."

But maybe I need to be on the lookout for more boy dress up? Just so the poor kid has options?

He has a Buzz costume, a dragon costume, a Robin costume and a power rangers costume. Maybe he needs a jester costume or a princely costume or something fun and whimsical that will satisfy his fun side?

After all, he does come by his love of dressing up honestly.


  1. I think a great selection of pirate garb would be fun! We all love dress up!

  2. I think it's great that he likes to dress up without notions of gender roles - and it's even better that he's been given a safe environment to do so without feeling shame.

    I always found/find it funny that we accept that girls don't like dresses and we proudly call them "Tomboys" but the moment a boy likes something girly it's talked about in hushed tones.

    Is his dressing up a sign of a future way of life? Maybe, maybe not. But let's remember that the Python Boys--and many other great actors--have always had great success with cross dressing!!

  3. Good for Henry! Dressing up brings out the imagination!! I have an extra pirates outfit if Henry would like it :)


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