Er...since when was Sesame Street a boys programme?
This isn't the first time I've had strange looks from people when they've seen what Lil wears and I'm pretty sure it won't be the last. Since when did the rule book state that girls had to wear girls clothes and boys could only dress in boys?
Dressed in a top from the boys section at Christmas
Wearing tights from Slugs and Snails
I've been reading about the whole pink for girls/blue for boys thing a lot just lately. It's crazy. Times have changed and it's sad that people are still stuck in their boxes. Here is a great post about putting girls in pink boxes.
Hamleys have now changed their instore signage, no longer labelling the floor full of soldiers 'boys' and the floor with dolls 'girls' - a small, albeit positive, step back from 'gender essentialism'. Lil has dolls and cars and a tractor with a farm and a tea set. None of these toys I would label boys or girl. My friends son has a doll. My husband had a doll and a pushchair for it too. What's the problem?
Lil can't yet choose what she wants to wear but when she can, it will be her choice. If she wants to play cowboys or dress up a Spiderman, she can be my guest. And I'll be damned if people put her in the pink box.