Things I Never Thought I’d say to My Son

• Please stop staring at that lady’s hair and eat your breakfast.
• Don’t jump on the trampoline with high heels on, you could hurt your ankles.
• No, honey, you can’t ask if you can brush her hair, we don’t know her.
• I don’t know where your Little Mermaid Squinkies are, did you check your purple purse?
• Please put your pom-poms down and eat your dinner.
• Yes, that apron does make you look like Alice In Wonderland.
• Cool it on the lip gloss before bed, okay. It makes a mess on your pillowcase.
• I know you’re Team Edward, Mommy is too.

Have one of your own to add to my list? Leave a comment!


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26 Responses to Things I Never Thought I’d say to My Son

  1. Gillian B says:

    Just catching up with this blog now, but I can tell you what I told my (then) 18 year old son three years ago.

    “Dammit, that skirt fits you better than I thought, and nice understated job on the bra padding, but I have clearly failed as a mother.”

    “It’s ok, Mum. I know you don’t wear eyeliner that often, so no wonder I got it wrong. Can you do it for me?”

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  3. You can have pink OR green nail polish; not both. Choose one!

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  6. Melissa says:

    Your blog always puts a smile on my face! It’s awesome to see that there are still amazing parents out there who always put the best interests of their kids first! And it’s AWESOME that CJ’s Team Edward 🙂

  7. Jassy says:

    Your blog is fantastic. This post was fantastic. You are fantastic and Ceej is fantastic. Reading you always brings a smile to my face! Thank you, thank you, thank you. xx

  8. Char says:

    You inspire me!!!

  9. MVRS says:

    I’m sorry, sweetie, but you just can’t wear your princess skirt to gym class. Remember how you couldn’t climb in it last time? We’ll leave it here for right after!

    I love your (black patent) tap shoes too, but they make too much noise in the grocery store.

  10. shesnotbroken says:

    #2 is very sound advice we should all follow.

    “Yes, those are awesome purple, sparkly shoes, but I can’t wish them into a bigger size.” We ended up getting a pair of baby blue suede boots.

  11. Serina says:

    That was awesome. It made me giggle. Thank you!

  12. Marissa says:

    Your posts always make me smile 🙂

    Also, yet another article that made me think of Raising my Rainbow! Have you heard about this gender-neutral preschool school?

  13. liesel says:

    “No, you can’t wear Mommy’s makeup until you’re ten”

  14. Alistair says:

    Somebody should start one of these lists for the girls.

  15. Fanboy says:

    LOL. I think you made that last one up. Plus… vampires dont sparkle.

  16. “Please remember to lift your tutu when you pee.”

  17. liesel says:

    you need to visit if you haven’t already. it’s amazing!(and also the leading LGBT blog in Canada)

  18. Jenn says:

    “Sorry, that dress is too short now, you need to wear some leggings with it”
    ‘Do you want piggy tails or bunches today”
    “remember to take your new fairy wings off before you sit in a chair so you don’t crush them (again)”

    I think this could make an interesting book 🙂

  19. Matt says:

    What in the world is a Squinkie?

    This list cracked me up so hard.

  20. momoflma says:

    No my son, you may not shave your legs. Why? Because you are nine, because I can barely afford the cartridges to keep my own legs tame, and because if I do this, then you will ask if you can shave your arms next. I love you!

  21. BTW, did you decide to “try” So You Think You Can Dance with CJ? It’s easily the most incredible season in terms of talent. I don’t even feel a compulsion to vote since there are only people whom i don’t want to go home. And that’s nearly all of them.

  22. To my 4yo niece when she told me that “Makeup” was for girls not boys:… “Oh, it’s for fabulous boys too…” which then turned into her asking me to sit down for a make-up make over.

    Boy did I look good for blush and a beard?!?!?

  23. Dan says:

    Team Edward?!?!? I think this may be the first time I’ve been disappointed in both you and CJ! 😉

  24. Lycere says:

    Aww! ❤ Those are just too precious for words! Reading this made me smile lots. Kudos to C. J. for being himself, and to you and your family for celebrating it! :]

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