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Old 03-04-2013, 12:06 PM   #8
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Re: Boys and nail polish

I admit I painted DS's nails at his request when younger. I also did toes. I did buy clear afterward to on his fingernails/toenails.

Honestly I see nothing wrong with it. It wasn't like I was putting him in dresses and hairbows and taking him out in public. (Okay ... I did dress him up once when he was 6 months old but he doesn't remember. It's all good! I didn't take him out in public like that but I got blackmail photos for when he is teenager.)

I see nothing wrong with opposite-gender play. I was 5 and remember shaving my face with shaving cream and the back of a comb as my Grandpa shaved. I just wanted to be like him. I didn't *think* about the fact that girls just don't get beards or need to shave their face. I was just pretending and he let me. (More than once!)

When your little, you are exploring being an adult & sometimes you want just want to be included in something that might not fit your defined gender.

I have no clue how to deal with other kids but I don't think what the OP is doing is harmful. It's just playing and fun!
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