Jacquelyn - posted on 07/03/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi moms! I've caught my 8 year old son playing dress up with my things. Like, he'll be in his room throwing my silk scarves around his neck, he's always REALLY interested when I'm putting on lipstick in the mirror and I've caught him slipping his feet into my high heels on more than one occasion. I try to act like it's no big deal but I'm grappling with this. Should I look the other way or should I talk to him about it? I feel that saying nothing is condoning his behavior but at the same time, I don't want to embarrass him. Is this normal?
Also, if my husband found out, he would HIT THE ROOF. He is very macho and would probably make the situation worse by berating my son or even me for "allowing" him to be like this. He'd then proceed to taking him to every monster truck rally, gun range (were that legal) and hunting excursion within 1,000 miles of here to try to toughen him up. What do I do?