only twats stop their sons having a pink plaster cast?

(113 Posts)
TealFanClub Wed 01-Jul-15 07:24:47

In frature clinic. Boy next to us ( 11 sporty etc) wanted pink. his mum ' you'll have blue'

WEIRDO

Stealthpolarbear Wed 01-Jul-15 07:25:45

I suppose she thought he might regret it, be bullied. But no, she should have let him have it.

CatsCantTwerk Wed 01-Jul-15 07:26:39

Not really any of your business but maybe the mum thought her son would regret it and be bullied. She knows him you don't!

SuperMoonIsKeepingMeUpToo Wed 01-Jul-15 07:28:19

Sorry, I must be a twat as I could hear myself saying exactly that!

TealFanClub Wed 01-Jul-15 07:28:22

OF COURSE ITS MY BUSINESS ITS MUMSNET

dems da roolz

TealFanClub Wed 01-Jul-15 07:29:22

its almost red anyway tbh

might be bullied. Oh i forgot pink makes you gay

CrystalCove Wed 01-Jul-15 07:29:51

I'm not a weirdo and I would advise my DS the same. I don't care how non PC that is, no way would I set him up for the ridicule and name calling that would follow, it was bad enough when he was going to dancing classes.

Iliveinalighthousewith2friendl Wed 01-Jul-15 07:30:02

Alright saying you shouldn't genderise colour but this is the real world and some children do, so yes perhaps she thought he would be teAsed. Also The word "twat" is going a tad over board isn't it.

CrystalCove Wed 01-Jul-15 07:30:46

Of course pink doesn't mean you're gay, but he's been bullied enough without giving other bullies an excuse.

Stealthpolarbear Wed 01-Jul-15 07:31:03

Oh yes there's a high risk he could catch the gay.
My phone doesn't believe in the word gay and keeps changing it to guy. So I'm safe at least.

TealFanClub Wed 01-Jul-15 07:31:45

lighthouse
'but IN THIS HEAT' wink

TealFanClub Wed 01-Jul-15 07:32:17

kow towing to the bullies - great

this kid was very street. There was NO WAY he was going to be bullied.

Rainicorn Wed 01-Jul-15 07:33:29

Not as bad as the mother in Greggs who refused her son a pink donut because they were for girls. There were only punk donuts, no blue ones.

I'd have probably said the same about the cast , depending on the age and personality of the child. My 6 year old would be able to carry a pink cast off, my 9 year old not so much.

Stealthpolarbear Wed 01-Jul-15 07:33:44

Yes pink would be much more sensible in this heat.
But there'll be thunder later so he'll need blue for that.
Seriously I feel sorry for anyone in a cast in the summer. Must be unbearable

CrystalCove Wed 01-Jul-15 07:34:28

You have no idea whether he would be bullied or not Teal - and don't you dare say that's kow towing to the bullies either without having a child who's been bullied like my son - I'm not going to use him like some right on social experiment. Giving him a pink plaster cast would give them a field day, why on earth would I set him up for that!

MishMooshAndMogwai Wed 01-Jul-15 07:34:30

YANBU id have given her a very funny look! The boys in my class wear pink all the time, I don't think a pink cast would be an issue for any of them

Stealthpolarbear Wed 01-Jul-15 07:34:52

Lol at the punk donuts. Did they have safety pins through the side?

Eva50 Wed 01-Jul-15 07:35:37

Well, I would try to discourage ds3 (almost 9) from having a pink cast. Pink is one of his favourite colours but he already gets a fair bit of teasing at school which he can't take. A pink t-shirt can be taken off but a plaster cast is there to stay for a while. If he insisted I wouldn't stop him.

Only1scoop Wed 01-Jul-15 07:35:52

He was probably suggesting it for a giggle. I'm sure I'd have done the same at that age. Anything to be different.

Timetodrive Wed 01-Jul-15 07:36:17

Unfortunately your views have not quite reached the school gates, DD friend a boy had one of the owl bags that where popular a while back. He was so badly ridiculed he is now off with anxiety. The crap that teenagers can go through I would also be a t**t than put my DS through that.

TealFanClub Wed 01-Jul-15 07:37:08

lol at punk donuts

coffeetasteslikeshit Wed 01-Jul-15 07:37:34

YANBU. Talk about controlling, let the poor kid pick his own colour, I'm sure he's perfectly aware of the implications of which colour he chose.

Rainicorn Wed 01-Jul-15 07:38:17

Oops, auto correct. Punk donuts would be able to carry off a pink cast wink

AuntyMag10 Wed 01-Jul-15 07:38:43

You really don't have a clue about how cruel kids can be. I would have done the same as his mum. But good for you.

LikeIcan Wed 01-Jul-15 07:38:52

Another weirdo checking in - I'd have said the same as the mother. But the boy was probably joking anyway.

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