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ThePurplePrincess Sat 05-Nov-16 22:40:07

My son will be 7 next week and other than a football party all he is asking for is some 'my little pony' pyjamas. my three sons love watching it and the birthday boy particularly enjoys it - he is a very thoughtful and caring child.

We have searched online together and found some that he likes and by his definition aren't too girly.

my husband is not happy and doesn't want me to buy them for him. He can't tell me why but just said he doesn't like the idea that I will buy him something that is aimed at girls. If we had a daughter he has openly admitted that he would by her some Star Wars or avengers pyjamas if she wanted them. How hypocritical is that??? Apparently they are films and are for everyone where as my little pony is aimed at girls. So boys are ok to watch it but not play with the toys??

I get more and more frustrated that toys and clothing are gender specific, shops are completely divided boys and girls. And more and more they are producing 'girl' variations of toys ie the new superhero girl figures. What kind of a message is that giving our children?!

JellyWitch Sat 05-Nov-16 22:45:41

The issue here is with your husband. If your son loves MLP (and my y year old boy does too) then let him have the PJ's! He's not even likely to be seen in them by anyone outside the family at bedtime anyway. Good in your son for following his own path too.

I put both my kids (one boy; one girl) in a lot of gender neutral clothes where I can. I loathe the ubiquitous pink for girls everywhere and the superheroes and monsters being pushed on boys (although my boy loves both).

KatharinaRosalie Sat 05-Nov-16 22:48:47

Since when are horses only for girls?

SavoyCabbage Sat 05-Nov-16 22:51:35

Your dh should watch the Bronie film. About the men and boys who love MLP.

SavoyCabbage Sat 05-Nov-16 22:52:37

ThePurplePrincess Sat 05-Nov-16 22:56:47

Brill thanks 😀

JustHereIGuess Sat 05-Nov-16 22:57:16

I have to agree with your husband sorry to say, if my 5 year old asked for My Little Pony Pyjamas I wouldn't buy them for him but I would look about buying him pyjamas with horses on them.

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Sat 05-Nov-16 22:59:08

Seriously Just? Why?

lovelilies Sat 05-Nov-16 23:00:20

Why Just?
Do you think his penis will fall off?
The child has asked for them himself, he's not being shoe-horned into a fairy dress by his mum ffs

Keepingupwiththejonesys Sat 05-Nov-16 23:09:03

Bit off the point but B&M have some mlp onesies in ATM and they're soo nice! I got one for dd age 4 last week and she wants to wear it all day every day lol. It gas all six of the main ponies on the front too which is great as my dd doesn't really have a specific fave. Only 7.99 so a bargain you can shove in your dhs face lol.

I took dd2 to choose some big girl vests (no poppers as she's now toilet trained) she wanted the 'boys' paw patrol ones. Didn't even think twice about it, they're what she wanted so what I got. They're actually better quality than the 'girls' vests too so win win

Keepingupwiththejonesys Sat 05-Nov-16 23:10:29

Just want to add too that I'm someone who does quite like all the pink girly stuff and blue boy type stuff. Wouldn't force it on the kids though

ThePurplePrincess Sat 05-Nov-16 23:13:47

Yeah really Just?? You also need to watch the film - I've just watched the trailer on YouTube. It has made my night!

Thanks keppingupwiththejomesys but my son doesn't want a onesie, he wants twilight sparkle and rainbow dash on however he did see some he likes with flutter shy on so I may actually buy him both pairs 😂😂

Andbabymakesthree Sat 05-Nov-16 23:16:09

My 9 year old boy loves the equestria girls my little pony books.

Keepingupwiththejonesys Sat 05-Nov-16 23:19:13

I don't blame him lol, onesies are so flipping annoying. Dd1 is obsessed with them though but often has trouble with getting then back on properly after going to the loo (she's just turned 4) and its so annoying!

I'm definitely not a secret huge mlp fan myself so this definitely doesn't sway my opinion on this matter grin . Hmm, your sons choices are OK I guess but pinkie pie is clearly the best!

JustHereIGuess Sat 05-Nov-16 23:22:15

Because he is a boy, at age 5 he is fully aware of what kind of things are for girls and what kind of things are for boys, and it would worry me if he started asking for things that are aimed at little girls.

OP my intension is not to upset you or make you feel uneasy flowerscake

lovelilies Sat 05-Nov-16 23:26:41

You haven't said why though, just.
You worry he was gay? Trans?
And you not buying the PJs would make that not happen?
Would the OP be encouraging her DS to be gay or whatever by buying them?

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Sat 05-Nov-16 23:28:33


Creatureofthenight Sat 05-Nov-16 23:29:24

FFS Just what would you "worry" about? That your son might be a free thinker who can see past gender stereotypes?!

nooka Sat 05-Nov-16 23:34:28

My Little Pony has a large following of older teenage boys and men. ds has been a fan for a while, he is 17 and has a collection of Brony t-shirts and stuffies. Not that really addresses your dh's fear of the pink, or the general marketing crap.

JolieColombe Sat 05-Nov-16 23:34:40

Out of interest Just, what other toys/interests do you think should be segregated at the age of 5?

Highlove Sat 05-Nov-16 23:35:38

Dear God. Are you serious, Just? Why on earth can't he like MLP? What is it you'd be worried about?!

nooka Sat 05-Nov-16 23:40:18

Oh and if I could find adult sized mlp jammies to give him for Christmas I'd be very happy smile I got his t-shirts from here and last year I bought him brony boxers and socks.

ErrolTheDragon Sat 05-Nov-16 23:46:52

Just - would you have the same worry if a girl asked for something you perceived to be aimed at boys?

JustHereIGuess Sun 06-Nov-16 00:02:26

Oh God, I really wish I wouldn't have commented now 🙈

MrsC2810 Sun 06-Nov-16 00:20:34

A pair of pony pyjamas wouldn't make him gay hmm

My DS is 2 , if he asked for a MLP PJ set, I'd buy it for sure.

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