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for thinking people who won't allow their sons to have pink stuff are a bit weird?

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deaconblue Wed 16-Sep-09 19:16:14

a friend today told me her ds (16 months) would love a wheelbarrow but toysrus only had pink so she didn't get one. A different friend said to ds as he reached for a pink bowl "oh no, shoppingbags' ds that's a girls' bowl, here's the blue one for you". Do they think pink stuff will turn boys gay?

KerryMumbles Wed 16-Sep-09 19:17:30

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crokky Wed 16-Sep-09 19:19:08

Perhaps they don't think any further than "blue is for boys and pink is for girls" and don't consider the implications.

I can't stand all this pink stuff - I limit my DD's pink so it is balanced with all other colours (toys and clothes) and get my DS pink stuff (like pink bubble machine) in addition to the majority of his other coloured stuff.

StealthPolarBear Wed 16-Sep-09 19:19:48

I wouldn't choose pink stuff for DS but don't have a problem with him having it.

FritesMenthe Wed 16-Sep-09 19:21:46

they will never get to play cricket for Middlesex

TheCrackFox Wed 16-Sep-09 19:22:15

I am not a fan of pink, full stop. But, yes, some weirdos think their sons having pink toys will make them gay.

PinkTulips Wed 16-Sep-09 19:25:24

the mothers at toddler group told me i was traumatising my ds2 by putting him in the pink highchair last week hmm

i pointed out that with a big sister in the house he was well used to pink actually and as they were all sat on top of the blue highchair i had simply used the one that was easiest to get to!

PinkTulips Wed 16-Sep-09 19:27:38

a friend of ours won't let his son play with dora toys or a toy kitchen hmm he's got lots of other odd ideas about what's appropriate for little boys and once told us he thought it must be devestating to have a son 'turn out gay' sad

mmrsceptic Wed 16-Sep-09 19:27:44

why do you have to judge? think about something else instead, what does it matter

there's enough going on in the world, blimey

FaintlyMacabre Wed 16-Sep-09 19:28:00

Mt son has a pink toy pushchair. I admit that if there had been a blue one available I would have got that instead- but then I would have chosen any other colour over pink, because I don't like it very much. I'm not bothered by it being a 'girls' colour. I suppose if I was the sort of person to be bothered by that I wouldn't have bought him a pushchair in the first place!

Morloth Wed 16-Sep-09 19:34:06

The boy used to LOVE pink, I now have a pink/red wash. I bought him pink clothes because I knew he liked them. Mostly "boys" clothes though he does have some fairy PJs. Funnily enough he can be wearing pink and still screams BOY, I think it is the grime, there is something "ground" in about him. grin

Has grown out of it now - which is also fine.

deaconblue Wed 16-Sep-09 19:34:16

I have to judge because this is Am I being unreasonable - you are quite welcome to tell me it is unreasonable to judge the pink haters of the world

MaMight Wed 16-Sep-09 19:43:34


I always think these men must be pretty insecure in their masculinity if a pink toy pushchair could be the undoing of it all.

bergentulip Wed 16-Sep-09 19:44:11

My 4yr old drinks his milk every night out of pink cup cos he wants to, he always chooses pink if he has the option, or purple.

Why would I not let him have that colour? Makes no difference to me. He clearly likes the colour and as there is not much pink in the house - with two boys - it does not bother me.

Rather glad I don't have girls though, with rooms drenched in pink and purple. It can get very tiring on the eyes!

BetterBitOfButter Wed 16-Sep-09 19:47:11

My HV was giving out free toothbrushes and only had a pink one left and was all " oh dear sorry you can get another one next time". I just gave her a look and said I'd have the free toothbrush thanks. But now DS's teeth are gay.

deaconblue Wed 16-Sep-09 19:48:12

gay teeth lol , do they look like Dale Winton's super white ones?

differentID Wed 16-Sep-09 19:49:04

I hear it all the time. it's only another colour.

I take great delight in telling them that historically girls wore blue as it tied in with purity and pink was for boys becasue it was a watered down red, which was seen as a manly colour.

5Foot5 Wed 16-Sep-09 19:50:07

When my MIL was expecting DH she worked for a wool factory and could get a staff discount. However, the only baby wool she could get hold of at the time was pink. Anyway she knitted all these little vests and things - and then he was a boy!

Nevertheless they didn't have the money to waste so he went through his early months clothed in pink.

Doesn't seem to have done him any harm!

TTTrouble Wed 16-Sep-09 19:50:52

I read the title and though you said people who let their DS have pink are a bit wierd, and I was about to come on here and defend myself as DS has a pink t'shirt that he looks fab in :D

Mamazon Wed 16-Sep-09 19:53:35

Ds loves pink.
he wants pink plimsoles at the moment.

BetterBitOfButter Wed 16-Sep-09 19:54:25

lol shopping bags they put Dale's to shame. They "ting" every time he smiles.

I can't see the problem with boy/girl stuff, kids like what they like. Getting DS a kichen for his 3rd birthday cos he loves cooking. I'm hoping he'll stop trying to "help" me so much if he has his own!

oldraver Wed 16-Sep-09 20:05:04

I would choose blue over pink purely because I dont like pink

Ds doesn't seem to care at all, his fairy dress is pink and he is always drawn to the pink flowery shoes in shops

oldraver Wed 16-Sep-09 20:05:56

I would choose blue over pink purely because I don't like pink

Ds doesn't seem to care at all, his fairy dress is pink and he is always drawn to the pink flowery shoes in shops

CaptainScarlet Wed 16-Sep-09 20:15:27

spray@ betterbitofbutter's ds' gay teeth!

mummygirl Wed 16-Sep-09 20:16:17


this obsession with colours crazes me!
My DD is a girl's girl and I have NO IDEA where she got this from. So I have to work hard to encourage her to choose other colours than pink, and she picks all the stupid princesses and fairies stuff, YUK! But I'm determined to allow her to make her own choices, and the same goes for my boys.

Having a very girly big sister means that they watch Dora and Barbie, play with pink toys, eat with pink cuttlery etc. The only reason I NEVER buy pink for them is because there's alreay too much F***ng pink in this house!!!!

But no way in hell I'd stop them picking a pink bowl or a doll in the toy shop. They're simply children who explore the world.

I'm being evicted from the PC now, but I'll be back with some research about when it was decided that pink was a feminine colour -not so long ago actually

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