I have a ton of boys clothes. From infant to 4T. Tons. I’ve saved most all of my son’s clothes knowing that we would have another child. When I found I Baby Number 2 is a girl, I didn’t know exactly what to do with all of these boys clothes. This weekend I decided to go through all of them.
One by one I started to vet the clothes and pick out the ones that look unisex. I put the “all-boy” clothes aside to sell or give away. I saved the green, yellow and white onsies for the girl.
Then, I started to wonder. What was I doing? Why can’t girls wear blue?
I was never the pretty-in-pink kind of girl. I had two brothers and was more of a tomboy than a fairy princess. Why can’t my little girl wear blue? I started to separate the clothes differently. I kept all the cute blue PJs. Some khaki shorts made the list. A sweet little pair of blue jeans was kept. Here’s a sample of a few of the clothes that I had to contemplate:
This blue PJ is super cute, but originally was in the pile to give away. It’s totally blue with nothing girly about it. If people see Baby Girl in this they’ll surely think she’s a boy. I don’t care.
This one you don’t notice the boy in it right away. Upon close inspection, however, you see tiny cars and typical boy-related items. Girls can like cars too!
So, here’s one that seems gender neutral. It’s a pretty green color. No one should question this outfit, except if you get close enough to read the lettering it says “boy” all over the outfit. Whatever!
Yellow. Yellow is safe, right? This outfit should be for a boy or a girl.
All of the above outfits I kept. I figure it’s crazy to go out and get all new things that my precious little girl will only wear for 3 months at the most. What’s worse is to dictate what she’ll wear based on societies color choice for the sexes. Sure, she’ll be in a lot of blue, but I hope that people will not put her in a pink box wondering why she isn’t in the traditional “girl” colors. I say, “Girls CAN WEAR BLUE.”