here is the thing, my son, 4 years old, was at home tonight with his father (i am at work tonight, again) and i get a call, our son is in the bedroom wearing my pink underwear. now, his father’s best friend is visiting from out of town. best friend happens to be a gay man, and the two of them find this hilarious.
now, i think of it like this: my son is in a room by himself wearing my panties. he’s 4 and curious. no big deal. therefore, don’t make a big deal about it. i think that everyone out there at did something in the ‘other room’ when they thought no one would see them.
but these guys call me at work, laughing and carrying on:
BestFriend: i’m in town for 2 hours and your son is wearing pink panties!
Father: i gotta get this on film, for leverage when he’s in high school!
i insist they do not get this on film. bathtub pics are fine, but if the wrong person sees a 4 year old boy in pink panties, well, i don’t want DFACS asking questions.
don’t get me wrong, i don’t think there is the first thing wrong with my son wanting to play dress up in my clothes. i do think though, that he was a little embarrassed to be caught. but i don’t think it was ok for the adult men to carry on about it. granted, they were in a different room, but still, i am sure my son could hear them, it is a small apt.
so, did they act inappropriately? or am i over reating? (sometimes i forget which one is 4 years old…)