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to refuse DS the right to go to nursery in his sister's clothes?

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misshardbroom Tue 14-Oct-08 13:09:59

DS's nursery has been doing a whole topic about colour: colour themed walks, tasting different coloured food, colour mixing etc., and next week they've (we've?) been asked to wear different coloured clothes (usually they're in uniform).
Monday is yellow, Tuesday is blue, etc. On Friday they can wear their favourite colour.

DS is 4. He is built like a prop forward, plays with trains, laughs at poo jokes and likes playing with other little boys. Oh, and his favourite colour is pink.

He hasn't actually got anything pink as it's never that easy to find boys' clothes in that particular shade (except that polo shirt Joules did last season but it was a fortune). He does, however, have an older sister who has a wide array of pink clobber.

I don't have the slightest problem in sending him to nursery in something pink, but I don't think I can actually send him in girls' clothes.

The really sad thing is that he even knows this himself and says 'it's OK mummy, I'll just tell them my favourite colour is orange so they don't laugh at me'.

dammit.

jumpingbeans Tue 14-Oct-08 13:13:31

Oh that's sad, "i'll tell them my fav colour is orange,so they don't laugh at me" bless his little heart

louii Tue 14-Oct-08 13:14:05

Next usually have tops with pink in them for boys. Just buy the child something pink if it is his favourite colour.

Or just get a white t-shirt and put it in wash with something red, Voila.

kitbit Tue 14-Oct-08 13:16:56

He's 4, if he wants to wear fairy wings I'd let him! Seriously - especially if he is that self aware, he will learn that it's OK to do your own thing no matter what people think. Great idea about dying something/washing with red!

littleducks Tue 14-Oct-08 13:18:57

i did think the same as louii, just but a chep white polo shirt from a supermarket

misshardbroom Tue 14-Oct-08 13:20:19

yes, normally don't have any bother dying things pink, esp with red school uniform grin

think I really might go and buy sth pinkydinky for him, just as a matter of principle!!

notpregyet Tue 14-Oct-08 13:22:04

might be a bit short notice for friday... more of a christmas present really but the rugby team stade francais (spelling?) play in pink - he might love a top!

VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Tue 14-Oct-08 13:23:43

Bless him, 4 is too young to have to worry about people laughing at him.

FWIW I just asked DS (almost 4 and at nursery) what he'd say/do if someone at nursery turned up in pink. He said that they wouldn't because uniform isn't pink but if they were wearing their own clothes and it was pink then that's ok.grin

Maybe an MNer has something pink for boys they could send you?

AMumInScotland Tue 14-Oct-08 13:23:54

Oh I think if you could get him a pink top in time that would be great - nothing wrong with liking pink!

VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Tue 14-Oct-08 13:24:40

What about this??
adams.co.uk/boys-striped-mock-layer-polo-shirt-in-grey

VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Tue 14-Oct-08 13:26:20

Or this from ebay if it's only for one day.

BroccoliSpearedThroughTheHead Tue 14-Oct-08 13:31:37

I get fed up with the idea that boys can't wear pink. Little boys are sweet gentle things and pink is a sweet gentle colour. Logically boys should wear pink.

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Tue 14-Oct-08 13:33:47

misshardbroom, I have to wash my red-wine coloured towels shortly. I will happily stick a plain white T shirt in for your DS and it should turn pink. I probably have a Primark one left over from T Shirt painting!

Wags Tue 14-Oct-08 13:34:07

Ah bless him, sounds like my DS (3.6) he wears his sister's skirt and calls it his 'doo doo doo, la la la'. Don't ask me where he got the doo doo doo bit from! Pink really suits him so I have made a point of trying to find a few nice pink bits for him. If you live in or near SE London CAT me. You can borrow his shirt. He has a lovely Gap pink gingham check short sleeved shirt. Its age 4. Difficult to know how to deal with it with others though. DS did baby ballet with his sister last term. He was the only boy and wanted to wear his skirt to go. In the end I let him take the skirt and he changed into it when he was there. I would hate that older kids would laugh at him but he is still too young to be bothered I think.

Wags Tue 14-Oct-08 13:34:56

Just seen its next week. Would be happy to post it to you to borrow, won't cost much, only cotton shirt.

OrmIrian Tue 14-Oct-08 13:39:29

As long as his sister doesn't object, I can't see the problem. Could he just wear a pink t-shirt with his own trousers?

Wags Tue 14-Oct-08 13:41:02

Just put a picture on my profile of it being worn grin. Its not quite as pale as it looks but it is a pale pink. Lovely shirt, really suits DS. Also have a Joules t-shirt with a crab on it. Age 4, was a bit big for DS this year so would fit your DS. Its more brick than pink but a lovely bright colour. Will try and find a piccie of it.

neolara Tue 14-Oct-08 13:41:03

My ds wears his sisters old clothes all the time. Today he had a very fetching top in pink, purple, lilac and blue stripes. He looks lovely in pink. Pink on boys can be fab.

Wags Tue 14-Oct-08 13:42:50

Joules top here. More than welcome to borrow that.

misshardbroom Tue 14-Oct-08 13:47:23

You are all so very kind - loved tale of Wags' DS in little ballet skirt! I think little boys with older sisters are often drawn to princess dresses and sparkly pink things because they see their big sister with them and immediately it becomes desirable.

The madness is that DH has about 3 pink work shirts which nobody thinks is remotely odd! Not sure when it stops being 'odd' and starts being OK.

Wags - bless you - thank you for the offer of your DS's shirt, which sounds just the ticket, although I suspect a Gap age 4 won't go near him... did I mention that he's Very Big For His Age, as everyone keeps telling me? Thank you anyway.

We're going to Next after we collect DD from school - failing that I'll be taking ADragonis4Life up on her home-dying offer!

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Tue 14-Oct-08 13:48:25

This will probably be the only time I wash a white T shirt in with my red towels and they don't leak!!

Wags Tue 14-Oct-08 13:49:14

Yup, might be a bit small. DS quite big for age and already in Gap 4. Joules one is big though but not as pink!

misshardbroom Tue 14-Oct-08 13:51:58

wow, whoever knew there were so many pink options for boys! Thanks again VictorianSqualor & Wags.

Yes pleeeeeeeeeeeease to Joules crab T-shirt. I promise to take very very good care of it. Clean, smoke-free home, as they say on ebay.

Not registered for CAT yet but will do it now and CAT you with details.

Wags Tue 14-Oct-08 13:53:09

Well do let us know what you find, I am always on the look out for pink for him.

Wags Tue 14-Oct-08 13:54:59

OK, am at work, so won't reply until tonight. Will take home jiffy bag from work and post tomorrow lunchtime. Am SURE it will fit it was really so big on DS that I just put it away in the cupboard. Jules seem to come up quite roomy.

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