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"I'm ready for church pre-school, Mom!"

File this under "No Duh":  a mother decided it would be a good idea to dress her 5 yr old son as a girl for a halloween party at the church preschool.

Now usually I'd just let the internet take care of this (and honestly, they've been doing a pretty good job), but shockingly the mother claims 98% of comments on her blog support her.

She failed her son on so many levels.  First, she never bothered to ask "Why do you want to dress as a girl?"

"Boo decides he wants to be Daphne from Scooby Doo, along with his best friend E. He had dressed as Scooby a couple of years ago.  I was hesitant to make the purchase, not because it was a cross gendered situation, but because 5 year olds have a tendency to change their minds. After requesting a couple of more times, I said sure and placed the order. He flipped out when it arrived. It was perfect."

Really?  If my son asked to dress as a Princess I think I would at least ask why he chose that costume. 

Days before Halloween her 5 year old then expresses some doubts, rightly believing some people might not be understanding of his choice of costume:

"Then as we got closer to the actual day, he stared to hem and haw about it. After some discussion it comes out that he is afraid people will laugh at him. I pointed out that some people will because it is a cute and clever costume. He insists their laughter would be of the ‘making fun’ kind. I blow it off. Seriously, who would make fun of a child in costume?"

Wow, you're worse than my mom.  I remember growing up and asking my mom if something looked ok and no matter what it was she would always say it looked fine.  After being teased a few times I quickly learned not to trust her.  Not only did this mother not question her son's choice of a girls halloween costume but when he said "hey mom this might not be right" she forced him to wear the costume anyway.

"...and the award for Worse Mother of 2010 goes to..."

So you can imagine what happened next when she brought her son to the church preschool:  some mothers were concerned.  "Did he ask to be that?" one mother asked.  That's a very fair question!  I think I'd ask the same thing because, obviously, 5 year old boys usually don't ask to dress up as girls. 

Besides a few strange looks that's all that happened, but here's the worse part:  she concludes her son is gay

WOW!  Let me repeat this, so it sinks in a bit:  because her 5 year old son dressed as a girl for Halloween, she makes the huge leap that her son must be gay.  Really?  That's all it takes?  You've done more harm to your son than anyone, automatically labeling him as "Gay" because he decided to dress as a girl for halloween.

Wow.... simply wow.... this poor boy, labeled as being gay by his own mother at the age of 5.

I told my wife about this story to get her opinion because she has a huge background in the gay/lesbian community.  She was a active and vocal member of the Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) while in highschool, dated many women and still has many gay friends.  Her conclusion was simple:   this mother idolizes the gay culture and desperately wishes her son to be gay.  Judging by the mother's comments and decisions I think that's a pretty fair conclusion.  Oh, and she's desperately seeking attention:  why else would she dress her son as a girl then whine on the internet when other parents simply ask "Why?"




Posted on Monday, November 8, 2010 10:29 PM | Back to top

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