I think it’s critically important for many people to realize and understand something: This is NOAH. It’s not mama wishing she had a girl. It’s not mama trying to use her child as a scapegoat to go against the “societal grain”. Mama isn’t trying to “instigate” arguments with others who do not agree with how she “dresses her child”. No, this is Noah.
I asked Noah to tell me what he wanted people to know about these images and this is what he said:
“I LOVE pink! I love my moo cow…I’ve had him since I was a baby. I think they should know how much I love pink, and I love sparkles and skirts. I love twirling, too…it’s my favorite part of dancing. Oooh…and this is my FAVORITE pink outfit, with my pink sparkly and black skirt and my skulls! I LOVE skulls!”
“I think that people should also know how much I love Legos and love to build them. I love concentrating on them and following the instructions to build them and then play with them! I get SO excited about it I just can’t help it!”
“I think that everyone really needs to know how much I love my long hair. And my sparkly shoes. And I love pink. I don’t want to cut my hair, either.”
And as a final note, this is out of the mouth of the babe: “Parents should let their kids be who they want to be. It makes me feel sad when people don’t want me to have long hair or wear pink. It makes me feel sad for other kids who want to have their own favorite color and things to do but people won’t let them. There is no such thing as boy stuff and girl stuff…I should get to do what makes me happy.”
And there you have it folks. It’s not about you. It’s not about me. It’s about children being given the opportunity to be happy, emotionally healthy individuals who are given the freedom to walk their own paths.