After her three-year-old son Harry was ridiculed for his “girly” socks on the playground, his mother took matters into her own hands and penned a terrific response.
According to Shona Campbell, she had no choice but to write her snappy comeback after she overheard one of her son’s peers mock his socks. The boy had taken off his shoes just as parents arrived at the school in Irvine, Scotland to pick children up their children.
But she was especially concerned about the parents who seemed to agree with that peer.
She posted to Facebook:
To the mother at nursery picking up your child. You may have thought I didn’t hear you but let me assure you I did! When your child pointed out my SON had love hearts on his socks, and mocked them for being GIRLS socks you absolutely tore apart my faith in this world, because you agreed and laughed along with your child.”
“My son is 3 years old, he loves love hearts, he loves the color pink, he loves to play with dolls and prams.”
“But what he loves more than anything, is having the independence to make his own choices. He chose these socks in the shop, and he chose to wear them today.”
“Why should we teach our children that certain things are for girls/boys??”
“If my son wants to wear a dress, he can!! If he wants to wear a big fluffy hat, he can!! And if he wants to wear socks with love hearts, HE CAN!”
h/t: Pink News