Sunday, February 22, 2015

Boys Can Wear Pink Blog Tour: Pink Robots

When Kelly at Handmade Boy announced she was planning a blog tour about boys wearing pink... I admit, I hesitated. My husband is, to put it mildly, not a fan of pink, and Cyrus has voiced more than once that pink is for Ellie. It is, after all, HER favorite color. So I wasn't entirely convinced that I could come up with something pink that would make everyone happy. Initially, I declined, but then the spirit of "what the heck?" showed up and I signed on. I'm so glad I did!

Colors shouldn't have a gender distinction. I'm confident that society's gender bias of pink being "for girls" can change. After all, for much of history no such distinction was made. I never dressed Cyrus in pink. Every other color was in his wardrobe, I think, but we aren't crazy pink fans, and it isn't exactly readily available in boy's clothes. We believe in gender neutral parenting, as a rule, but didn't go out of our way to break that particular "rule". Until now!
Maybe he wasn't quite ready for this close up. ;)
Once I got Cyrus on board, which took much less coaxing than expected (and no bribery!) his design was colorblocked shades of pink. He gets pretty enthusiastic, but I wanted to tone it down and make something that might actually get worn again. I found this Little Robot fabric at Mabel Madison, which had some pink and purple within the robot print. To pull out the pinks, I used a pink Kaufman Laguna knit that I've had sitting in my stash for the last year. I made a tried and true Grand Slam Tee from Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop.
Boy and his dog.
Talking to his hand. Apparently the rest of us are just not as interesting.
Check out the pink finger puppet eyes!
Cyrus loves this shirt. I'm pretty happy, even if he only ever wears it to bed. He looks good in bright pink! Now, if only I'd had nice, sunlit weather, but for some reason he refused to go out in a snowstorm to have his photos taken. Can't imagine why! Instead, there were plenty of stir crazy indoor antics, and wearing pink didn't hinder him at all.
Literally trying to climb the walls. This is what happens when we can't go outside.
No pups were harmed in this photo.
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