10 Jun boys and ballet
Yesterday I posted this on The Daily B’s Facebook page:
Thanks for all the comments and support!
I had forgotten this issue was in the news recently when a J.Crew catalog featured Jenna Lyons painting her son’s nails. There was some interesting (and entertaining in its ignorance) backlash.
To me, this isn’t really about gender at all. It’s about little sibling wanting to do everything like big sibling. Just look at him. He’s infatuated.
He also thinks he belongs in B’s ballet class. He’s been practicing:
My kids, like most kids, are exploring the world, discovering their own unique tastes and developing personalities. Or, maybe I should say they’re honing their personalities, because as moms know, many babies express their disposition immediately from birth. B was social from the get-go. Miles, more introspective. I don’t expect a coat of nailpolish to change who he is.
Incidentally, B told me yesterday that she wants to be Spiderman for Halloween this year. Won’t that be adorable?
Someone, please call the transgender police.