“No way I’d let my son dress like a girl.” “Why did you make him wear a dress?” “He’s going to hate you when he grows up.”
These are just a few of the comments one mother received after letting her three-year-old son wear a pink princess dress to a child’s birthday party.
“This is my son Chester,” the mother writes in a post published on The Meta Picture. “He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a clip in his hair.”
The mother also claims that when her husband arrived at the party, some of the other dads made fun of him for his son’s choice of attire. The father shrugged off the comments, telling them his son was happy.
“The fact is, Chester is gender neutral,” the mother writes. “I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes.”
She also points out that while many of the adults had opinions on her son’s clothing, not one of the children said anything other than to pay Chester compliments on his “cool costume.”
She concludes by asking: “What does it say when a group of adults could stand to take a lesson in humanity from a class of preschoolers?”