Somehow when I first started writing my W post about Why, I realized that I couldn’t write it all as one post. I found there were three distinct things I wanted to say about the diversity and acceptance or lack thereof in children’s clothing. However, now that I’ve written Part 1 and Part 2, I can’t for the life of me think of what the third part of my Why question was.
So apologies, friends. I’ve misled you. There is no deep why query in this post. No thought provoking, well thought out, “eloquently written” piece of writing here. (if you are wondering why I am flattering myself, check out W is for Wooed: https://thinkdreamdo.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/w-is-for-wooed-an-extra-w-bonus/) There’s just one word: why.
The why in this post is just that: why. Ask yourself why. Don’t just accept that you have to buy princess dresses for your daughter and steer your son towards the dinosaur shirts. If that’s what they want, that’s fine. But ask yourself why.
Ask yourself why it would make a difference to you if you saw a cute little 2 year-old boy dressed in the super comfortable (and cheap!) leggings that are marketed to parents of girls.
Ask yourself why you would limit your child by steering them towards a gender line they might not be comfortable with, or might not even be aware of. Let them be free. Let them imagine. Let them dream. Let them choose. Let them be.
Why? Because they are individuals. They are who they are.
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