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Mistook a boy for a girl

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LordNibbler Tue 26-Mar-19 20:19:00

You answered your own question. He has lovely hair. Who says he has to have it cut just because he's a boy. It's not a new thing, I'm over 50 and have seen many little boys with beautiful long hair over the years.

Singlenotsingle Tue 26-Mar-19 20:18:51

Maybe his mum wanted a girl, and just doesn't want to get his hair cut.

notsosureaboutthatthough Tue 26-Mar-19 20:17:52

I don’t think a boy with long hair is gender fluid. Seen many a man with a ponytail. That is clearly happily a man..

notsosureaboutthatthough Tue 26-Mar-19 20:16:56

Who cares

RiddleyW Tue 26-Mar-19 20:16:51

I don’t really follow - sounds like he quite forcefully said he was a boy. That doesn’t sound very gender fluid.

justmakemeacuppa Tue 26-Mar-19 20:14:47

Was in the park with the kids and my youngest was sat at the top of the slide while a kid was sat behind her. So as any parents would encouraged my kid to go down by saying the little girl at the back of you wants to go down the slide.
Kid then turns round and says I’m a boy! Was a bit taken off guard and didn’t really know how to reply other than sorry. This kid had lovely long blond hair tied up in a ponytail and baggy shorts which could have been mistaken for a skirt but it was the hair that made me think he was a girl.
So now I’m wondering have I just come across a gender fluid family? Does SHE want to be a boy are in fact is he a boy that just likes his blond hair ? I’m happy to go along with anyone’s choices in life but surely if he doesn’t want to be mistaken for a girl you’d not have a girls hair cut.? Or maybe mum doesn’t give him a choice as he did have lovely hair? He did seem upset I called him a girl though. Just mentioned it as I keep reading about people bringing their kids up gender neutral and wondering if this is going to become more of a thing letting kids decide their own gender.

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