Three-year-old Caiden wants to be a Disney princess for Halloween. And he wants his dad to be one, too.
Caiden’s dad, Paul, recently posted this picture of his son dressed as Elsa from the movie Frozen to Facebook, along with the following caption:
“Anyone that knows us, knows we generally let Caiden make his own choices, to an extent. Well, he has decided on a Halloween costume. He wants to be Elsa. He also wants me to be Anna. Game on.”
“Why shame him for wanting to be a princess?” Paul told Huffington Post after the photo went viral. “When little girls want to be superheroes, it’s cute. Why isn’t it the same for a little boy that wants to be a princess?”
“I want other parents to realize that gender stereotypes are taught and learned behaviors,” Caiden’s mom, Ashley, added. “At three years old, kids are still developing, exploring and discovering. As parents we shouldn’t discourage their individuality.”
“It’s important for children to know that their parents will stand by them no matter what,” Paul said. “Ashley and I will do whatever it takes to keep our son happy and not take his innocence and imagination from him.”