Marylea - posted on 02/01/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )
Today I was at walmart looking for clothes for my daughter. She's out grown pretty much everything. I found some t-shirts in her size no problem but after walking up and down the aisle for little girls I couldn't find any pants that would fit her. She's tall and slim and it can be hard to find clothes that fit her waist. All I wanted was a pair of jeans for her. They didn't even have jeans in the girls section. Only pink and purple pants with flowers and things and lots of leggins and spandex. So I decided to check the boys department. Sure enough I found a simple pair of blue jeans that fit her perfect so I bought them.
My question is do you think its okay to buy your child clothes intended for the opposite sex? I find boys clothes tend to be less gender specific where as girls clothes always seem to be covered in flowers or butterflies with things like sweetheart written on them. If its okay for a girl to wear boys clothes (many girls and women do without criticism) is it okay for boys to wear girls clothes? I honestly don't know if I would ever buy my son (if I ever have one) a pair of pants from the girls aisle simply because the clothes are so girly. Anyway I was just wondering what other moms thought about this.