3-year old Zackary was excited to get on the school bus and show off the new metalic dress his mother Haylee had bought him. He’d even prepared to sing “Let It Go” from Frozen for show and tell, just like elsa did!
While waiting for the bus, Haylee and her son were asked by a stranger if Zackary was being punished by wearing the dress. But when Haylee explained it’s simply what her son wanted to wear, she was told she should be embarrassed for letting him leave the house like that.
But Haylee wasn’t the least bit embarrassed, and was happy that Zackary wanted to express himself in a non-gender specific way! “Zackary is my 3 year old son and he can be who he wants to be. Today he was a Disney princess and YES I did send him to school like that. Why??? Because that’s what he wanted to wear.”
“He plays with cars and dolls, princesses and pirates. He rides his scooter or he pushes his pram. He wears zombie face painting or lip stick and if he choose[s] to wear a dress he can!!” Zackary likes playing with both typically boys toys as well as girls…
I am NOT sorry you didn’t like how he was dressed nor am I sorry that you didn’t like our discussion topic of who our favorite Disney Princess is (Snow White obviously).
Zackary is my 3 year old son and he can be who he wants to be. Today he was a Disney princess and YES I did send him to school like that. Why??? Beacuse that’s what he wanted to wear, because he wanted to show his teachers and friends his Elsa dress, because he wanted to sing ‘let it go’ for show and tell, because he doesn’t understand the gender stereotypes YOU think he should conform to, but most importantly because he is awesome!!
He plays with cars and dolls, princesses and pirates. He rides his scooter or pushes his pram. He wears zombie face painting or lip stick and if he choose to wear a dress he can!!
So next time you see us, dressed as a princess or cowboy, keep you disapproving stares to yourself and unless you want to tell him how great he looks keep your poisonous words to yourself too.
Your the one that should be embarrassed to leave the house not us!!”