Musings of the Day: Is It Ok to Paint Your Little Boy’s Nails?
It’s funny I’m writing this post today as some of us were gushing over a Korean Drama, Playful Kiss, yesterday.
In the drama, the lead boy’s mother expresses how much she always wanted a little girl but she ended up with two boys. She goes on to tell the girl who’s crushing on her son how she would dress him up as a girl when he was little and even shows her pictures of him with pigtails.
It’s a rather cute story and makes for some great blackmail material for the girl who’s crushing so badly on that boy!
By now you may have already read the outrage over the J. Crew catalog which features president and creative director Jenna Lyons and her family. In one of the photos she’s painting her five year old son’s toenails pink and explains, “Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”
Well the shiz has hit the fan and everyone has opinion on how wrong or right this is.
What do you think?
Is it right or wrong to paint your small son’s toes nail and finger nails?
It’s completely fine and healthy as far as I’m concerned but not everyone thinks so. The outrage expressed by Dr. Keith Ablow is just one of many negative comments that have popped up “Yeah, well, it may be fun and games now, Jenna, but at least put some money aside for psychotherapy for the kid—and maybe a little for others who’ll be affected by your ‘innocent’ pleasure….”
Needless to say a ton of others have chimed in about how wrong it is for Jenna to enjoy painting her son’s nails.
I dunno who Keith Ablow is but he sounds like a wanker of the first degree. What an idiot.
Why can’t little boys run around painting their nails and playing with dolls? What law says they can’t?
I was a tom boy growing up and I loved playing with G.I. Joe figures and hanging out with the boys, in some aspects I still love what society may deem “boy” or “manly” hobbies.
I don’t understand what people believe will happen to her son simply because she painted his toe nails……what psychological damage could she do by indulging in some innocent fun?
The poor kid has a better chance of being damaged by watching TV.
In my opinion, painting your young son’s toe nails is perfectly ok.
Conservatives need to get over themselves, like now, this is 2011, not 1890.
What do you think?