Not once did she tell me I was a boy or I could be a boy. She didn't try to force me to play with girl toys or make me have a pink room. But I knew I was a girl. As I got older...I grew out of wanting to be a boy....at least until my period started. LOL. But I am 37 and have no adverse effects from my parents not treating me like a boy. I am not gay. I love being a mom. I still am more comfy in jeans and a hoodie.
But I am a woman and I love it.
I wonder if my parents had let me make that call when I was 5 if I would be who I am now. Strong, confidant, all woman, loving, caring, etc