Article: In Defense of All Things Pink
We are pretty traditional parents. I have always been a stay-at-home mom and my husband has worked to provide the income. That all changed six years ago when he experienced his first ever bout of unemployment. But that's getting a bit of topic....I don't think we've forced any gender thing on our children. Yet they have somehow all been traditional themselves. Our girls liked pink, they liked dolls, dressing up, baking and cooking and our boys like cars and made guns out of things without being introduced to TV or guns. However, our girls have played with blogs, Lincoln logs, trains, cars, just like some of our boys have played with dolls and tried to nurse them.
In the article below the author defends all things pink as she raises her three girls. I think she raises a very valid point about what is being "pushed" on children these days. I think we need to allow our children to be children and learn to make choices for themselves.
Are you against your girls choosing to be domesticated and your boys from being bread winners? I think for the most part the rise in stay-at-home moms speaks for itself but I'd like to know what you think.
I was raised by a single mother who was the bread winner in our family. I have always worked until I gave birth to my son. Not working is strange, aggravating, and stressful but I am coping--plus, being home with my boy is well worth it. My hubby was raised traditional where the man "brings home the bacon." He doesn't mind supporting us but I feel I need to do more besides tend to children and clean house, cook, and play secretary. Is that strange?