Parents Asked To Dress Their Infant Daughter More “Girly” For Daycare Have The Best Response
Historically, most people in our society have considered pink to be a girl’s color and blue to be for boys. While this difference can make it way easier to tell whether infants are boys or girls, is it really necessary? One couple didn’t think so.
Pretty In Pink
Interestingly enough, babies weren’t always dressed according to their gender. However, pink for girls and blue for boys made a huge comeback in the 1980s when prenatal testing became available.
Parents would deck out their nurseries in the “appropriate” colors, and manufacturers capitalized on the fad by releasing color-coded baby products that were guaranteed to sell. Nowadays, this doesn’t hold as true as it used to, especially for one couple.
The Hilarious Clapback
Danish couple Jessica and Steve Rold brought their baby girl to daycare one day. There, they were asked by the daycare center workers to dress their daughter in more girly attire, or perhaps even a bow, so the other kids would know she was a girl. This was Jessica’s response, poking fun at the suggestion.
“We didn’t bother to find out the genders of our children ahead of time so most of what my daughter wears at the moment are hand-downs we bought before we knew our son was even going to be a boy, all pretty gender neutral,” Steve Rold said.
All In Good Fun
Although they made a joke out of the daycare center’s request, the parents totally understand where they were coming from.
“Whether it’s a cultural or a generational thing, we completely understand that they were just trying to be helpful,” Steve said. “Maybe they thought that it hadn’t crossed our minds to dress our daughter any differently or perhaps they just didn’t want to answer a million questions from the other kids at the daycare as to why our baby isn’t dressed in pink and flowers. The suggestion was actually pretty mild but it was piled onto a hundred other similar ones that I’m sure all parents get so my wife just felt the need to push back a tiny bit.” Well done, Jessica. Well done.
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