I just watched a very interesting segment on the Today Show entitled "Princess Boy." I had read about this young man a few weeks ago in People Magazine but today Dyson and his very brave mother spoke to Meredith Viera about their experience.
Dyson is a cute little 5-year old who prefers castles to tree houses, pink to blue, and dresses to baseball caps. Initially alarmed, his mother was convinced by her older son to just let him "be happy." So she agreed to let him be a princess for Halloween and to dress in little girl's clothes. She also began to journal about her experience and eventually wrote a book to share her story.
I am not sure how I might feel if I found myself in a similar situation, but I can imagine how others in my life might react and that is unfortunate. If my daughter decided to dress like a boy and play sports, my husband and her uncles would be ecstatic. So why is it different the other way around?
With all of the disrespect, teasing and bullying in the world, I salute Dyson's mom for advocating for her son. For allowing him to express himself. And to let him be happy, no matter what color he is wearing!