For the past couple of months I’ve realized Big T is drawn to the color pink. He started pointing out colors (thanks YouTube) and his favorite to point out is pink.
We’ll be walking through the house and he’ll yell “PINK!” and point to Barbie car or one of his sister’s many tutus. I love dressing my kids in bright colors and the boy clothing can be so dull. So I jump at any bright colored shirt in the boys aisle at my favorite consignment store.
A few months ago that meant me picking up a pink button-down shirt for my son. Just the other day as I went to put a different shirt on him he noticed his pink one in the clean laundry basket and said “No blue. PINK!” And so I put it on.
I find it adorable. It’s my favorite color too. And my husband doesn’t seem to mind like he once insinuated he would. But a couple of instances this week makes me wonder if my son is pushing his luck.
My husband came home from a shopping trip with our son and told me as they went down the cereal aisle Big T saw Elsa on a box and yelled “LET IT GO!”
He said it was hilarious and I told him he hadn’t seen nothing yet.
I pulled up the song on YouTube and set it in front of our son before stepping back to let my husband watch the show.
Big T watches the first few bars but then as soon as it gets to the “Conceal don’t feel, don’t let them…” Big T let out a huge… “KNOOOOOOWWW… they KNOOOOOOOOW! Let it go. Let it go!…” With choreographed hand motions.
I looked at my husband whose eyes were wide with amusement and shock.
“Ok buddy, hand over your man card,” he said.
I couldn’t believe he hadn’t seen this before. They have Disney radio dance parties in the garage all the time and surely that song has come on.
Frozen was the first movie we took Big T to see in theaters, and the music has been playing on repeat his entire life. My husband wasn’t thrilled about our son’s talent for singing princess songs, but he was impressed. And with a song as epic as that, who can resist?
A few days later I was shopping for party supplies for my sister’s birthday party and we came across party hats. Our son LOVES hats. Any kind of hat or helmet, he’s a fan. Frilly hats that are PINK? Even better apparently, because that’s the one he wanted.
On clearance for $2 I picked it up, and he wore it through the store. He cried when I took it off so they could scan it at checkout.
When we rolled past the freezers he caught his reflection and grinned so big. Then I turned let him see himself in my phone and I caught the most adorable face.
I sent a text to my husband and he only had a one-word response…
We have a wide array of toys for both of our kids to share and don’t designate them as for boys or girls. Our son doesn’t like playing dolls with his sister. He’s not a fan of dress up (yet). He loves to breakdance and push trains and trucks through our house. And goodness by golly, he loves him some pink.