Do you let them? Is this just as innocent as a little girl wanting to play with trucks, and wear Daddy's boots?
I don't see a problem with it. Boys need to try on different roles when they are younger, too, and try to identify with the world around them. Dressing up is fun for young kids, regardless of gender. I work in a preschool, and the other day I was in a class of two-year olds. Some of the kids were playing dress-up. A couple of girls wanted me to help them get into princess costumes, and then a little boy wanted me to help him get into a tutu. It flashed through my mind for a moment that maybe his parents wouldn't approve, but really, he just wanted to play with the other kids and do what they were doing. I think it's perfectly normal, and to make a big deal of it would be a mistake. I think it's a very natural part of development.
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Answer by balagan_imma at 12:29 AM on Nov. 13, 2010
My youngest boy had a doll named baby he carried around for a few years and I let him because he's gonna be a dad someday right? He gonna have to carry his baby around, right? he gonna have to change diapers too, right? We shopped for some supplies for her and got a few of those disappearing bottles. She liked the dollar store ones the best LOL He finally passed her down to his niece when she was about 10 months old and she would play with it every time she came over.
My other son has worn nail polish because he has an older sister that she needed to try out different shades so she tried them on him. Hey she was in charge of him while I was cooking and cleaning and whatever else. it kept them both busy and happy
And, yes, my boys have paraded around in my shoes from my slippers to my heels. Shoes are shoes and play is play.
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Answer by pam19 at 8:35 AM on Nov. 13, 2010
NO! The boy would break his silly little neck in my heels! Otherwise, sure he can ask for his nails to painted (do it himself if he's old enough) and play with dolls. I don't care. I don't understand why people make such a huge deal over this.
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 8:50 AM on Nov. 13, 2010