Baby Girl loves her dresses. She would probably wear them every day if I didn’t insist on variety. The other day she came home from daycare and informed me that she needed to start wearing shorts under her dress.
Me: “Why? Were you showing your panties?” We’ve had discussions about the appropriate way to sit in a dress.
BG: “No. I was on the monkey bars and the boys were looking up my dress.”
Me: “You didn’t do anything wrong and you will not being wearing shorts under your dress. The boys need to change their behavior; you do not need to change your wardrobe.”
In addition to that I was reviewing the dress code for Kindergarten last week and noticed that girls are required to wear shorts under their dresses. Why?! Of course there is no explanation, but I was not happy about it.
Why is it that the norm is for girls to change their actions, but not to teach boys how to behave appropriately? This is an issue I definitely want to explore further in my Moxie series, but frankly I’m just too tired tonight to address such a heavy subject.
What do y’all think? Should our daughters be the one to change or should we teach our sons to respect our daughters?