I read an article in the Chronicle this morning that has left me blue.Â It told a story of a little boy who wanted to wear pink tights for ballet.
The author has the right perspective.
What saddens me is that in 2007 we spend 4 pages discussing if we should gender-correct children who want to be different than their sex.
Why do we care if a boy wants to wear a dress? Â Â What is so awful about a little girl who refuses tafetta and dolls?Â Why does this matter in our world?
We want conformity.Â Look right, act right, talk right.. or else.Â I am so sick of it. Â Parents everywhere should scold their children for teasing anyone about anything.Â Except maybe teasing a child for teasing another child.
I have bright red hair.Â No big deal.
This week I had a new client say to me “With that hair, you better be good.”
Why are we so alarmed by the different? Â Â I pray today that my little boy grows up in a world that has a backlash to his mom’s conformity world.Â I hope when he is in elementary school ANYTHING GOES… wear what you want, wear your hair how you want…… sing out loud…. be different.