Totally fine with it. My boy is very much a boy. However dd and I play dress ups, paint nails etc. so he loves joining in. Right now he is wearing shinny purple.
I think it's important for children to explore things regardless of gender.
I read somewhere that if children explore while young their less likely to feel confused or have issues through puberty.
I would love and respect either of my children regardless of if they are gay or straight so people worrying about that issue doesn't apply to us either. Which unfortunately alot of people feel when you allow your child to explore.
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21-02-2012 13:19 #11
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21-02-2012 13:20 #12
Personally I don't like it. Don't like nail polish on men either. To me it just seems very feminine. If I see kindy or young kids with it on I just think they must have asked for it as mum was doing hers. And no I wouldn't paint my boys nails even if they asked.
Oh and it has nothing to do with homosexuality either. I just don't like the look of it on young kids.
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21-02-2012 13:23 #13
I have noticed its mostly dads who hate it.. My boy lived with 4 woman who never left the house with out it.. Its just what he knows..
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21-02-2012 13:24 #14
Don't care, if that's what they want than so be it.
J has his nails done when I do mine & his sisters.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander if you ask me.
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21-02-2012 13:25 #15
I don't mind. I painted one of the little girls I look after's toes and her brother wanted his done but his mum said no
Boy was so sad and so was I. I also refused to say the reason he couldn't have it was because he's a boy.
My brother's love having their nails painted.
DP and I aren't exactly the most conservative of the lot anyway, but yesterday my cousin posted something on facebook about not buying her son the disney princess sandals he wanted after telling him he could pick one thing he loved from the shops and we both agreed if we said to our son "you can have one thing you want from the shop" and he choose disney princess shoes, we'd buy them for him.
I'm glad we're both on the same page with regards to gender stereotypes and heteronormativity.
21-02-2012 13:27 #16Senior Member
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My 4.5 year old does like his hand & toes painted - but is a school now so cant really.
My 2 year old wont sit still so no he doesn't want them painted.
I dont think it is a bad thing at all. If it makes my sons happy then we are happy.
21-02-2012 13:33 #17
DS always asks his Aunty to paint his nails for him (he's never seen me paint mine), and I don't care. At the moment he's sporting purple and green polish. He also has pink polkadot shoes which he picked out, dolls and a pink toy pram *shrugs*
21-02-2012 14:50 #18
When I get the urge to paint my nails... which is rare these days... I will have my little toddler with me and he will want to have it done too.
I love being able to spend the time with him and he sits still for once
I normally wear glitter shades... so last time we both had gold finger and toe nails... He loved going in the sun with it. My son also has long ringlets, he's never taken for a boy, I don't mind. Very proud of my pretty boy
21-02-2012 15:19 #19
My little boy loves nail polish, but if its anything other than clear glitter, my DH would fly into a rage
21-02-2012 15:21 #20
Coop loves his done and i would paint them all the time. Not so much now he is at school though.
I copped alot of disappointing looks and being told he is gay several times because he is such a girl for wearing nail polish.
I want him to enjoy being a child
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