boy in Germany who wanted to wear dresses but was teased about it in nursery school. Dear old dad decided to don a skirt to show his support for the boy and the two walked through town. One of the pictures is the most viewed on the Internet. This dad is now being hailed as a “hero” to some and “father of the year” to others.
Now visualize me with my index finger half way down my throat
making a gagging sound. This isn’t about the child being gay or even a
cross-dresser. This is about a five-year-old child who has never heard the word NO. He needs some direction in his life and a father to fully explain that there is a reaction to every action. We do not live in a gender neutral society (yet) and this father is just setting his son up for some major let downs in his life. Daddy won’t be there every day in school to save him. The school will do their best to protect him but there is only so much they will be able to do. The worst harm will happen on the playground because we all know that kids are cruel.
You are either born a boy or a girl and that is something you can’t change. Parents who allow children to decide what gender they want to be are taking things too far. These kids are too young to make those kinds of decisions. Parents are supposed to teach and protect. I believe letting them make huge decisions like this are dangerous.
Little boys are curious and given the option to wear dresses or
have their nails polished or ears pierced I bet most would love the opportunity if they knew they would not be judged. But just because they are curious about it doesn’t mean that they should be allowed to do it in public. The word NO is slowing slipping out of the vocabulary of many parents these days. Kids have too many options and too many choices to make. They are too young to understand the implications therefore they need parents to BE parents and to help them make the
Children eventually grow up and at a certain age they should be
allowed to make decisions for themselves. This is not a new concept, the age of 18 is when we typically call people “adults” and they get to make their own choices. But if their parents started letting them make difficult decisions at the age of 5 or younger, then these new adults will be challenged by their peers and the rest of the world. They will be disappointed to learn that just because they are choosing to do something doesn’t mean everyone will accept or understand what they are doing.
If this boy was 18-years-old and the father was wearing a skirt to support him then it would be a good story. With a 5-year-old it just makes things more confusing for the child. If the child grows up to be a
transvestite or gay or a cross-dresser then that’s perfectly okay but let him grow up and make that choice for himself when he’s ready. Until then let him be a kid and if he wants to play dress-up at home then that’s fine but give the child some boundaries for crying out loud. He can “Say Yes to the Dress” when he’s an adult.
For now the biggest decision this child should have to make is what type of cereal to eat for breakfast. The father needs to let him be a kid for crying out loud and he needs to stop turning this into something it isn’t.
And that my friends is my take on this story. Do you think little boys should be allowed to wear dresses in public just because they want to?