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Would you let your son dress as a princess for Halloween?

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:08 AM
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Best Dad Ever & 3-Year-Old-Son Are Dressing Up as Anna & Elsa for Halloween (PHOTOS)

3-year-old boy elsa

Paul Henson is a cool dad, and it's not just because he has tattoos and is into skateboarding -- he's letting his 3-year-old son Caiden be Frozen's Elsa for Halloween. And at his son's request, he is going as Anna. Together, they are squashing those gender stereotypes -- kids can be whatever they want to be and embrace life just as we all should. The photo of Caiden trying on his Elsa costume is nothing short of incredible and sends the right message.

I want to laugh. I also want to cry ... happy tears. This guy and Caiden's mom Ashley Ramage are doing the whole parenting thing right. Thank you!

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That's right, Caiden! Stick your tongue out to those ridiculous notions you can't be a princess.

Caiden is doing the whole kid thing perfectly, too. Life is about exploring, realizing your dreams, trying different things on for size -- and that's exactly what he is doing. No parent should tell his or her son that he can't do something because it's for girls. No daughter should be told she can't do something because it's for boys.

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I have boy/girl twins and while I never taught them this, they do talk about "boy toys" and "girl toys." The way advertisements and toy stores are set up does not help this notion. I let my kids know that there are simply toys -- some you like to play with, some you don't. All toys are for everyone -- boys and girls.

If my son wants to be a princess, he will be a princess. If my daughter wants to be Batman, she can be Batman. We owe it to our children to never discourage their individuality. We need to support our kids in their decisions -- big and small. Just like these parents are. I can't wait to see their Elsa and Anna on Halloween.

Would you let your son dress as a princess for Halloween?

by on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:08 AM
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Oct. 8, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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Right on Dad!

Why wouldn't I?

If I had a son, that is.

thebride
by on Oct. 8, 2015 at 1:04 PM
Yes. It's Halloween let them dress up as they like
Debmomto2teens
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 1:24 PM
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 In theory, yes.  In reality, I still might, but I admit to not being that comfortable with it.

jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 1:31 PM
How cute
canadianmom1974
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 1:42 PM
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Sure, why not? They're no more princesses than they are fire fighters or zombie pikachu (my middle sons costume last year). Actually a few years ago he dressed as a girl, he picked out a dress, they gets, he had a wig, wore make up, the whole 9 yards.
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lizzielouaf
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 2:02 PM
Why do some people get all squirrelly about a boy dressing as a girl but not vice versa?
sunflowers80
by New Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 2:08 PM

My son dressed in his sister's princess dresses when he was ages 3-4, even right down to stealing the matching princess underwear from her drawer. I thought it was hilarious, Dad was a bit concerned since he was deployed at this time. :) He is now a healthy 6 year old boy who thinks girls are stinky and pink is a horrible color. Just let them be kids, they learn through play!

cupcake7734
by Bronze Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 3:08 PM

A girl wearing pants has been socially accepted for quite some time now. I'm not sure why the opposite gets such a strange reaction out of people. It's like the 'boy colors vs girl colors' debate. There shouldn't even be one, imo.

Quoting lizzielouaf: Why do some people get all squirrelly about a boy dressing as a girl but not vice versa?


emK23
by on Oct. 8, 2015 at 3:09 PM
Sure ! Why not !? He looks so cute too aw
Talkingheads
by New Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 3:11 PM
Absolutely!!!!
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