Uplifting and comical…a look at my life, motherhood and the circus that goes with it

TOUGH GUYS WEAR TIARAS

The character of a man is defined by how he fathers his children. Not by the money, the success or the way he romances his wife, but how willing he is to wrap himself in a princess towel at the pool and not feel ashamed to do so. This says more than a bountiful bank account. It symbolizes what type of man his daughter should seek as she grows old and represents what type of father/husband his son should be once he finds his wife.

Boys are taught to be strong, to feel confident, to be scrappy “ if you will”, to not cry and to pretend like sensitivity only exists for the weak, which teaches their children nothing but weakness. “Be a man” the saying goes. What does that mean? You can’t be a man if you are sad, if you are sensitive? If being a man resembles strength and self confidence, than he should be confident in displaying tears of joy when his son is born or to ignore his ego by snuggling his two year old daughter when she is scared…offering protection. Being a man is not by ignoring, denying or pretending what exists, including his own children. It is by means of showing that being a man is by acknowledging feelings, desires, fears and love. It is by offering to his children that lions have fear as well, even though to the outside they seem to have anything but…to teach them that real courage is defined by facing these fears, and not by presenting themselves otherwise. And the reason why I know this, is not by my own experiences as a daughter, but as a wife to a man who understands what wearing pink is all about.

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Other collective examples of men wearing pink, let’s celebrate them.

 

  1. Men who know how to braid hair.

  2. Understands that a tea party sets the stage for real dates later in life.

  3. Will teach their sons to open car doors.

  4. Will not necessarily let his nails get painted, but will let his daughters paint each others.

  5. Princess makeovers in Disney World, even if it takes a second job to afford it.

  6. Says “I love you”.

  7. Calls their children at night (everynight) when traveling for work to say sweet dreams.

  8. Is able to say when they are disappointed or unhappy with something in their marriage or with their kids.

  9. Will go to cheerleading events, even though screaming amongst siblings is a pet peeve at home.

  10. Will cook for his family, and if he doesn’t know how, will clean up afterwards if his wife does.

  11. Will teach his son to cook with him.

  12. Will put his foot down.

  13. Will carry himself as what he would want his daughters to find for themselves in their lives.

  14. Seeks in treating his wife well to teach them the same.

  15. Teaches his daughters to stand up for themselves by strengthening humility.

  16. Will play catch with his son, even if his favorite sport is playing on TV…and enjoy doing so.

  17. Will buy his family shoes, before buying shoes for himself.

  18. Know that a mop does not come with gender restrictions.

  19. Will let his kids see him cry.

  20. But most importantly, allowing them to cry as well.

 

Be true, be you and be a man that wears pink. (that goes for you too ladies).

 

 

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