A guest on the show has published a book called "My Princess Boy" (I am going to have to get that somehow) because she has a little boy who loves to wear dresses and play that in a female role.
My son has been that way for years now. When he was five, (the age of these boys) I ended up nearly losing a friendship because I was staying with someone and when my boy dressed in dresses, the husband had a SERIOUS problem with it. Now my son is 8, and he feels like he has to keep his "inside girl" a secret. I feel so bad for him, but this thing on Today made me feel a little better - there are moms out there who are OKAY with their son being this way! There are even DADS who are okay with it! Child psychologists are saying (some of them, anyway) that it doesn't represent any gender predisposition (gay or TG or anything else) at this age. And even if it does, how do we teach acceptance to our children when we send the message that it's okay for a girl to dress as a boy, but totally wrong for a boy to dress as a girl???
Wow, this made me feel so much more hopeful. I just wish I could find a boy playmate my son's age who was just like him and wanted to express his "girl on the inside" so my son and him could play princess and dolls together. I know they're out there, and now I know I am not crazy for wanting to allow my son to express who he really is, even if a lot of society doesn't agree.