Dad wears dress in public for his son. Your thoughts?


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Kimberly - posted on 09/01/2012




I think he is being a very good role model for his son, yes its not the normal thing to do in our books but he would rather stand out with his son then see him suffer alone. I think his son will one day that his dad for letting him have the confidence to be different especailly in a small town

Firebird - posted on 09/01/2012




Fuck the rules of society, and fuck conformity. Way to go Dad. I'll probably come back later to elaborate, but right now, this is all I have the patience to write.

Sylvia - posted on 08/31/2012




I think he loves his son a lot, and I wish I'd had a dad who loved his actual kids that much, instead of constantly wanting all of us to be whatever we weren't :P

Then again, I have daddy issues ;)

Elfrieda - posted on 08/31/2012




My thoughts pretty much run along the lines of "Why???". I mean, I can follow the dad's reasoning now that they are in this situation, and obviously he cares for his son, but surely it would have been best to, you know, not get the child used to wearing dresses early on rather than have him be shocked that it gets him teased once he reaches school age. Such attention-seekers. There must be a more worthwhile cause to champion. Basically anything, really.

If when he started asking to wear dresses (I guess he has an older sister? or have they been grooming him to prefer dresses?) they really didn't just want to say, "Look, society has rules about that and it's easier just to go along with it." they could have gotten him a "boy skirt" - a kilt! That would be peculiar, but for whatever reason kilts are on this side of normal, whereas a dress is not.

I try to guide my son away from picking his nose. Yes, he has expressed a desire to do it, but I say no. (repeatedly) Not that I'm morally opposed to it, I just realize that society has rules about that and I want him to fit in when it doesn't matter so that when it comes to things that do matter, he'll have the extra energy to deal with it.

Michele - posted on 08/31/2012




I saw that story as well.I doubt my husband would do it, but good for him!

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