Nitwit Mom Thinks Parenting Is About Making "A Political Stance"
Stephanie Kaloi writes at The Good Men Project about the girly way she's been dressing her 4-year-old son:
I have spent most of my son's nearly four years on the planet scouring thrift stores and online shops for fun, colorful, and bright clothing. It's been easy to meander back and forth between boy's and girl's departments as, for the most part, a lot of the clothes could work on a boy or girl.
Granted, my son has worn his fair share of puff sleeves and rainbows, but MOST of his clothing has been boy-leaning, with a dash of glitter on a sleeve.
...My desire to dress my son in bright colors that could work for a boy or girl is half a political stance and half a frustration with how despondently boring I find most boy's clothing.
Truly horrifying is the pink sweatshirt with big hearts all over it (in a photo at the link) that she thought would be a great political experiment for her son to wear.
The kid is now apparently trying to wear little boy clothes:
Right now, my kid is wearing an Angry Birds pajama shirt and owl-covered tights under plaid pants, and that outfit is awesome. It's colorful and fun, but it's also a little more boy-friendly than clothing he's donned in the past.
I suppose this is all part of realizing my kid is getting older, but there's a real part of me that mourns the loss of freedom in clothing, however temporary it may be.
Whose "freedom" would that be?
Notice the absence of any mention of Daddy?