This series is so fun. Because boys can wear pink! They don’t wear it enough.
But why? Why is there an assumption that boys don’t or can’t wear pink? I did a little digging to find out, and came across a fascinating article from Smithsonian.
It’s quite the paradigm shift to think that the original idea was pink for boys, blue for girls. Can you imagine that a hundred years or so ago you might see a toddler in a little pink dress and assume it was a boy?
This summer during our family reunion we had family pictures taken, and my dad wore a really nice coral polo shirt. It looked really good on him! At lunch some of my family was discussing which colors we like to wear and think we look good in. My dad mentioned that there are several colors he loves to wear, but until recently didn’t feel like he was “allowed” to wear them.
I don’t want my sons to think that. I want them to be able to wear the colors they like.
Boys don’t have to wear pink. Girls don’t have to wear pink. But both genders should have the option.
The Badenator is just as happy to play dump trucks in pink as he is in blue.