Why This Dad Is Totally Fine With His 2-Year-Old Son Wearing Dresses

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Seth Menachem has two kids, a daughter (Sydney) and a son (Asher). Sydney is four years old and can pretty much dress herself in the mornings. Her outfit of choice is almost always a dress. "I think she deserves the freedom to choose what she wants to wear," her father explained in a blog post.

As for Seth's other child, his 2-year-old son Asher, he isn't quite old enough to get himself dressed in the mornings, but he IS old enough to rip off the clothes his dad puts on him and request to be put in a dress instead of shorts and T-shirt. Basically, both of his kids want to wear dresses, except that one is a girl and one is a boy.

So what's a dad to do? In Seth's case, he lets him wear what he wants and if that means his son will be wearing a dress, he's totally cool with it. "Taking all social mores out of it, he looks good in dresses. And on an 80 degree summer day in LA, it's probably the most practical choice," he wrote.


Seth admitted that it did embarrass him at first, but not for the reason most people would think. Seth was just embarrassed because he thought people would think he was choosing to put the dresses on his son in an attempt to impose some sort of agenda...and that's exactly how some people have taken it.

He recalls one instance where he struggled to get Asher to wear "boy clothes" to a birthday party and when Asher demanded the dress, he conceded, admitting "I suddenly realized I was fighting for something I didn't even believe in." When they got to the party, someone actually asked if Seth wanted his son to be gay.

As a supportive parent, Seth doesn't want anything for his child except for him to be happy. Gay, straight, bisexual, whatever Asher chooses, Seth just wants happiness for his kids and he doesn't believe that what they wear will influence that.

What do you guys think? What would you do if your son wanted to wear a dress?
Why This Dad Lets His 2-Year-Old Son Wear Dresses
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