I know, I know I’ve said this before, multiple times, but trust me, I’ll say it again.
Because this is important. It is an important topic. It is important that things change.
I’m not saying go and share this blog post – I’m saying go and share this message.
We need to stop using the phrase ‘boys will be boys’ as a way to shrug off rough behaviour.
We need to end the saying ‘he hit you because he likes you’ to justify why a boy may be picking on someone.
We need to cease referring to only the sport-playing males as ‘a real boys boy.’ What about the little boys who prefer science, or dancing, or art? Are they any less of a boy?
We need to quit saying ‘stop crying like a little girl’ because every body cries. It’s not a weakness. It’s an emotion.
Why are we expecting bad behaviour from boys? How are we giving them a chance when these phrases are used so callously in every day language?
I have three sons. I do not want my boys growing up thinking that the only way to be classified as a real man is to be a footy-playing, violent, emotional desert of a human. It’s simply not the case and these words can be damaging.
An amazing lady by the name of Rachael has created a shirt in honour of me along these very lines! I feel so blessed that she has done something so kind. I got a lot of comments accusing me of brushing my sons roughness off as ‘boys will be boys’. There was little said that upset me more than that.
I expect more from my children. I expect more from myself as a mother. I would never.
Anyway I’m not getting into that again #brokenrecord.
Rachael is the mind, body, and soul behind the business Zeke Unique. This new shirt is a part of her ‘Equali-Tees’ line – a line of shirts that celebrate the individual child and their likes, rather than what they are expected to like based on their gender at birth.
I can’t speak highly enough of this whole thing! I’m so proud to know Rachael. I’m so proud to now have a shirt honouring me! I’m so proud of the change she is working towards. We all need to work towards the same outcome.
Let’s celebrate our children for the unique individuals that they are!
I’d love to giveaway one of Zeke Unique’s new ‘Boys will be good humans’ t-shirts! If you’d like to win one just leave a comment either here, Facebook, or Instagram and tell me which awesome little guy in your life you’d love to see rocking this awesome shirt!
I wouldn’t hate it if you shot over to Zeke Unique and to my Facebook page and gave them a like either! 😉
And of course you’d just be mean if you didn’t share the opportunity with your mates, right? 😏
Please note – I am receiving nothing from Zeke Unique for anything I’ve said except for Rachael’s continuous support of everything I do. I genuinely love her products and just wanted to share my joy over her new addition! 😊 #pinkypromise
*Open to residents of Australia. One nomination per person please, it’s already going to be hard enough to choose as it is. Maybe I’ll make someone else do that 😂 Entries close midnight AEST Thursday 26th of January 2017. Winner will be announced Friday 27th of January 2017.