Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Ashland, Oregon
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My son (5 years old), wanted to wear one of my daughters dresses. It's a pretty flowered flowing twirly-kind of a dress. He loved it! He played for hours in it. He enjoyed feeling 'pretty'. My daughter has alot of lovely dresses from friends and family, and I try to balance it with colorful and interesting clothes for our son. Still, they don't quite compare. On that day, he was playing 'catch up', and had a ball!
I took a picture for memory sake.
Later, when he said that he wanted to wear it at school, well.. I just said that this was something he could do at home.. I didn't want him to get any flack for it, any embarrasment. I wanted this to be just what it was.. innocent love of beauty!
As for boys will be boys.., my son is a boy with his love of trucks, pretend spears (we are vegetarian and he loves to pretend to hunt!), etc.. But, he loves gentle things too. I made him a doll when he was little, and he never played with it. Our daughter on the other hand loves it! So..