Apparently I am living under a rock… 🙂 And I’m glad I do. What’s all this hubbub about J Crew and boys with pink toe nails?? I just read about this at another blog, The Gentle Mom, and the whole concept just makes me mad. Who cares? What do colors mean? How do they define a person? I don’t have time to research colors right now, but someone, please do and let me know! 😉
My little guy is 5 1/2. He has had all color nails. He has worn princess dresses, leotards, and high heel shoes. He also loves to bang with hammers, dig in the dirt, catch butterflies and worms, and snuggle with his mom.
Why should it matter if he likes to paint his nails? One of the smartest men I know (A PhD at the Max Plank Institute in Dortmund, Germany, a genius in molecular studies and cancer research) always has one little pinky painted red. Well, he did 20 years ago. I assume he still does, but I guess I don’t know that for sure! 😉
I think it’s sad that some people think “indulging” your sons in this manner might somehow alter their sexual orientation. Really?! Until the 1940s, pink used to be the color for boys!
At 5 1/2, my son is getting over the nail polish. He doesn’t want his nails painted anymore. It means he’s finally bowing to societal pressures. It means he’s growing up and one day he won’t want to snuggle with me anymore. It makes me sad.
Now, who’s going to research color for me? 😉