“Keep your masculine bullshit”
This Dad has just won the Internet in one post – two simple paragraphs that show us all how to do it the right way.
Paul Henson from Virginia in the US shared a photo of his son three-year old son Caiden on Facebook informing his friends and family what the little guy was going to dress-up as for the spooky event.
He wanted to tell anyone who had a problem with his son’s choice of Halloween costume to back off.
His post – complete with an adorable snap of Caiden in the costume has now been shared over 21,000 times.
Paul wrote: “Anyone that knows us, knows we generally let Caiden make his own choices, to an extent. ”
“Well, he has decided on a Halloween costume. He wants to be Elsa. He also wants me to be Anna. Game on.
Keep your masculine bullshit and slutty kids costumes, Halloween is about children pretending to be their favourite characters. Just so happens, this week his is a princess.”
Caiden’s mum, Ashley Ramage told The Huffington Post they they didn’t want to stifle Caiden with gender-based thinking. “I want other parents to realise that gender stereotypes are taught and learned behaviours,” she said. “At three years old, kids are still developing, exploring and discovering. As parents we shouldn’t discourage their individuality.”
Paul writes on his Facebook page that when the big day comes he will share the images of son “Elsa” and Dad “Anna” – and we can’t wait to see them.
“Why shame him for wanting to be a princess?”
Princess Anna Paul told The Huffington Post.
“When little girls want to be superheroes, it’s cute. Why isn’t it the same for a little boy that wants to be a princess?”
Good for you Caiden. You can be anyone you want.