Unfortunately I don't think I would
I'd be too worried about him being picked on for it.
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23-03-2012 07:25 #21Senior Member
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23-03-2012 07:29 #22
I'm starting to chicken out on the idea I think I'll just hide the pink one and use his old green lunch box for now. Like some of you say, kids can be cruel and I don't want to let him choose the pink one (he insists he wants to take it). He probably doesn't even know how cruel they can be, so it would be a but mean to put him in that situation. He's pretty much the oldest kid in the class and quite popular, but still, not sure I can go through with it
23-03-2012 08:27 #23Senior Member
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I don't think the kids would notice at kinder, unless they have bad influences at home from older kids/adults.
I think if he wants to take it I'd let him Hollywood, I know kids can be cruel but I'm really not sure they'd notice at that age.
My DS only started 'learning' that kids will pick on boys who wear or have pink things and he's turning 6 in a week - he's more mature than most grown adults I must admit. He's currently got a pink and purple blanket on his bed from when he went through a pink phase at age 3 and he told me "some people say pink is a girls colour but it's just a colour and I like it". I'm glad he's already showing signs of not following the masses.
23-03-2012 08:38 #24
kids are jerks.
the boys in my ds's class pick on him if he uses a pink pencil to colour in with! ridiculous!
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23-03-2012 08:43 #25
I know this doesn't really help in your situation OP, but just thought everyone might be interested in this fact: Historically, pink was actually the colour used for baby boys while girls were dressed in blue. It was thought that pink (a variation of the strong colour red) was the stronger colour while blue was softer. Blue was also associated with the Virgin Mary so was reserved for girls. Would be hard to imagine baby boys dressed in pink these days!
23-03-2012 08:47 #26
23-03-2012 09:13 #27
If it was just pink, and he didn't have a problem with it, then I wouldn't either...but I probably wouldn't send him with a girly character or anything, just because kids can be really mean.
23-03-2012 09:20 #28
23-03-2012 09:23 #29love my kidlets
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23-03-2012 09:27 #30
If he wanted it, yes I would, but I wouldn't force it on him.
But I try really hard not to enforce gender stereotypes on any of the children I'm around.
I painted my nails the other day and the little boy I look after indicated he wanted his done too. So I let him choose a colour and he chose pink.
His mum said she didn't mind if I painted his nails, then got angry when I painted them pink, not blue.
Meh. The kid wanted pink nails! It won't make his penis fall off.
Having said that, I won't make a boy play with a doll if he wants to play with a truck just to be subversive. I just let them play with whatever they want!
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