- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
A few weeks ago I was at a baby shower, where the baby was going to be a girl. While the mom was opening presents and pulling out pink jumpers and toys, someone gave her a really cute shirt that was dark blue, with an orange hoodie with animal ears on it (i think it was a monkey). One of the husbands there said “why are you getting boys stuff?” (this annoyed me to no end….argh).
I am completely pro no gender stereotypes…and I started thinking…I wonder if anyone on the bee has decided not to raise their sons or daughters with traditional gender roles?
I’m not talking about pretending your son isn’t a male, or your daughter a female…I’m talking about BLUE vs PINK, TRUCKS vs BARBIES, Jeans and tshirts vs frilly lace dresses.
The moment you found out you were having a girl…did you start buying everything pink, purple and sparkles?
When you buy presents, do you get your girl dolls and your boy legos…not because they like it, just because that’s what you do?
Or do you let your boys play with dolls, and your girls paint their room in a superhero theme with batman and superman.
Maybe you let your kids play with anything they want….but do you catch yourself fussing over your baby girl when she trips (and doesn’t hurt herself) and just telling your baby boy to stand up and keep going?
For you parents that are very particular not to push gender stereotypes , how do you stop relatives (well meaning ones, and ones that do not agree with you) from going behind your back and pushing gender roles onto your kids? (for example giving them boy and girl clothes or toys).
I am wondering how ladies on the bee are doing this..or if they are doing this.
- This topic was modified 5 years, 4 months ago by KingsDaughter.