In honor of Fathers' Day, this week's contest at I ♥ Faces is a boy bonanza--no girls allowed. For the adult entry, here is my own Dad, having a playful moment with his grandson in our swing chair. My son helped design the matching earth t-shirts that say "Let's Peace It Together" and were a school fundraiser.
My kids entry is my son, picking me a clover bouquet. He's still in that sweet on Mom, young boy phase. He's gentle, mellow, extremely creative, artistic and affectionate. As one friend described him, "He's a walking hug."
However, everywhere we go, people mistake my 8 year old son for a girl. When he first decided to let his hair grow, and people began calling us ladies or telling him he was in the wrong bathroom, he was a bit upset by it. I told him he could cut his hair or not let it bother him. I also said, until he's old enough to grow a goatee, people will make silly assumptions. Since then, he's been very zen about the whole thing. Usually, it's his little sister that belts out, "He's NOT a girl. He's a long haired boy! That's my big brother."
So happy Father's Day to all the Dads, Gramps, Grandpas, Pop Pops and the sons and grandsons who love them.
Great pictures! Mine are up at http://scienceesl.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Great photos! My son used to have long hair and people thought he was a girl too! My entry is here.ReplyDelete
lovely girl! she's actually pretty! my entry is up at http://my-crossroad.com/2009/06/i-faces-lets-hear-it-for-boys-kids.htmlReplyDelete