"Do you think you are an ignorant bigot?"

Overnight I received an email. It was a long, heartbreaking email. I could read through the mother’s tears.

Like me, this woman is the mother of a Princess Boy. I have written about being the mother of a princess boy a few times on this blog. Mainly they have been a wonderful recount, a celebration of independence and an acknowledgement of my sons “whatever” attitude to the knockers.

Let’s not forget he is 6.

A few weeks ago, we were at a birthday party when two little kids asked Jack “What is is your ears?”

“Hearing Aids…..” he said in between stuffing his face with cake.

They continued staring at him.

“Why are you wearing a skirt?” they asked so innocently.

Jack stopped stuffing his face, rolled his eyes in an extreme fashion and said “Because it is a party!”


I was silently wetting my pants.

Being the mother of a Princess Boy rocks! The only downside is other people’s attitude towards your son. Every tome someone asks me “Do you think he is gay?” I feel like answering with “Do you think you are an ignorant bigot?”

But I don’t.

You cannot or should not waste your energy trying to change people’s stereotypical views. Your family should rejoice in the fact that you have a happy, confident and wonderful son.  I know we do.

I hope that mothers of Princess Boys can see how lucky they are.

And every time you feel someone looking at you and your son in a disapproving manner, just put your best leg-warmered foot forward and DANCE!

 This was taken a few weeks ago. He was celebrating his new tutu.

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  • Mel

    God love him! He’s got the moves!! Most of my friends have boys & my daughter despairs. I imagine though, that Jack would be right up her alley! Keep on dancing u cute thang :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00865182794121773936 laurenskye

    I love this post (and your previous ones on the same topic). It makes my heart so happy to know that he is so free to be himself because of your attitude. Imagine how many little boys and girls out there have this side of themselves squashed by close minded parents.

  • http://www.bustingout.com.au/ Bra Queen

    We had a few friends over on the weekend and there is 5 girls and 1 boy in our little group. Naturally the girls were playing dress ups and the Mr 3 was as well, we had on a tutu and a couple were shaking their heads like it how could you allow such a thing. Me: Piss off and don’t be ridiculous!

    Good on you


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11181216844318289796 Lexi:: PottyMouthMama

    Teary. So wonderful. Jack is wonderful. You are wonderful. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02609839832870097361 Unknown

    Bravo Mrs Woog and bravo Jack!

  • Mad old bear

    Mrs Woog you and your family are wonderful. Jack is a very lucky kid to have the freedom to express his individuallity.

  • Anonymous

    Love that you not only make space for your child to be completely himself but that you also celebrate it..and your example of complete acceptance and love is what any negative people should look at to see what it is in themselves that they need to look deeper at and understand. Why are they so threatened by a gorgeous wonderful child In a tutu??. Why is their own sense of expression and acceptance of others so limited?? Other
    people who choose to try and define themselves and
    others by limited boxed categories of gender and roles are truly ignorant and fail to see and understand the world in which they live – and fail to contribute positive
    energy to others. All parents should give their child the freedom and love to live their lives as they truly are – unique, individual and wonderful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17735492770594090264 Belinda

    Bawling. Love this post. You rock!!!
    We love to watch Jack dance. Xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10208633197266540403 Maryandlil

    Awww great post honey. Go Jack!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13784372242874393821 GSP

    The way he holds his hands – he was born to do this.