As we are currently potty training Téo, I went to buy him underwears. Well, as he loves the movie Moana so much, I couldn’t help myself when I saw in the girl’s section the Moana underwear, I had to get them for him.
I didn’t think anything of it, so I took the pack of underwear and went home thinking he was going to love it. All I was thinking was, as he loves Moana so much, he would probably try to avoid peeing on her as she figures on his panty. Things only a mother could think of! #lol
Here I am, coming back home, proud of myself, without never thinking about the fact that I had just bought girl’s underwear for my son to wear. But from the moment I got home, I received all sorts of comments for doing so.
I’m trying to ignore those useless comments as I don’t believe a print or a colour and mostly not a famous movie character should be reserved for girls only or vice versa.
It left me speechless.
How can I teach my boys now that it’s not ok? In a world full of prejudice, I find those comments should be avoided. Can I just let my son wear underwear that features one of his favorite movie characters? I don’t want to argue with anyone, but at the same time, I would like to make them understand that their ways of thinking are backward and outdated… and clearly not how I want to raise my sons.
There is a lot going on in my mind about this subject, but before going too far, I would prefer reflecting and have a better understanding of the situation.
What do you think? But most importantly, do you have those kinds of discussions at home too? Do you believe colours or objects should be reserved for a certain gender only?
Or had you never dared to test it out, scared to end up in the same situation?
I want to hear your thoughts!