From the time he was 2 years old, I started noticing that my godson was different from other little boys. Whenever he goes to the mall with his mom, he would always ask for jewelry. Necklaces, earrings, shiny pendants were some of the things he asked for. His mom would sometimes get it for him and he would run around the mall with a purple pin on his shirt.
As he got older, he wanted dolls instead of action figures and to this day he still carries around a doll of Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Right now, he has a fascination with The Little Mermaid and wants to watch clips of the movie on Youtube and sings along. He also pulls the side of his tank top down and does a sexy girl dance. We took him to the musical in New York and after the show he wanted to buy a red wig as a souvenir but his parents settled on getting him a dinglehopper instead (a fork for those who haven't seen the movie).
At first, I was a little concerned and I thought it was a phase that he was going through but he's turning 7 in January and he's still the same. Did I mention his favorite color is pink? He also loves watching the show America's Next Top Model and says that he "likes watching Miss J on the show because Miss J is a boy who wants to be a girl and sometimes wears high heels and wears girl clothes."
I've grown to accept that it is who he is and I don't try to change him as I don't want him to feel bad about himself for liking certain things or acting a certain way. His mother also realizes this and loves him the way he is. At this age, he's loving school and gets along with the children at his school and has a lot of friends. I love him a lot and the only thing that worries me now is how the world will treat him when he gets older. The world isn't kind to those who are different.
Do you think he'd have a hard time when he gets older? How would you react if your son wanted to be a girl?