lets take a minute to talk about how fucking badass my little cousin is?
I was doing face painting at my niece’s third birthday party today, and my 9/10 year old cousin tyler was there. (he’s the awesome dude with a butterfly on his face)
Now let me start off by saying, tyler isn’t a particularly feminine or “girly” boy. He plays sports and such, but also happily attends his older sister’s dance recitals. Long explaination short… at nine or ten (idk)
He already understands that things, and hobbies, and colors, and interests are not split up between boys are girls.
when he came up and I asked him what he wanted he chuckled a bit but very clear and confidently said he wanted the butterfly. he wanted the pink butterfly.
he got a little shit from some family who would see his face, laugh, smile, and say “hey Ty, aren’t butterflies for girls?”
he would just respond with “they are a part of nature… nature isn’t just for girls”
and that was that.
I fucking love my little cousin.
I love seeing posts on Tumbr where little kids are validated in their decisions in their appearance or gender expression or hobbies because I never had that and I’m gunna cry now