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.

http://www.mothering.com/articles/defense-things-…

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    06/11/14
    Definitely not! Especially when you use the word choice, sometimes we forget that as our children grow up becoming more and more independent they tend to pull away ( we know them not own them) if my son chooses to be the bread winner that would fine what I try to help them recognize is that sometimes life do not always participate with our plans and this is when the foundation that they have comes into play, but some lessons are meant to be learned hands on and no matter what I try to teach them I will not be able to prepare them for those life experiences.
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      06/11/14
      Melissa Middleton
      I will read this later...I have to go tend to my "Mr. Fussy Pants." Lol
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        06/12/14
        8Theresa Gould
        That sounds like my youngest daughter who will have a dress on and be palying with her brother's BB gun (unloaded).
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        06/13/14
        Melissa Middleton
        I bet that was adorable! :)
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          8Theresa Gould
          My husband and I have reversed roles somewhat since I am the sole breadwinner and really it doesn't change anything. We still function the way we always did, it's the source of income that has changed.
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            06/13/14
            Melissa Middleton
            I was a tomboy growing up. I hated pink, purple, and dolls--and now I am very girly.
            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?
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            06/14/14
            Melissa Middleton
            I have worked since I was 15. I had my son before my 32nd birthday--I suppose it is a new feeling I need to get used to.
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            About Theresa Gould
            Current: Chicago, Illinois
            Birth: August 10
            On Moms.com since: Aug 5, 2013
            ***Baby Team Leader Moms.com*** I have been married for over 20 years. My husband and I have eight children ages 18 down to 4 years old. We use to live in Chicago but now live in Canada. I own www.FaithandFamilyReviews.com.