Given the national media buzz last week about Sarah’s post about her son’s Daphne costume, I thought now would be the perfect time to share the very much related story of a Seattle mother named Cheryl Kilodavis, whose son Dyson likes wear dresses, sparkly shoes, and jewelry. Unlike Sarah’s son, however, Dyson likes to dress up all year round.
To share frame her experiences for other parents and children, Cheryl wrote a book about Dyson called “My Princess Boy.” She and Dyson recently appeared on a local news magazine show, talking with the host and a psychologist about the book and their experiences:
I appreciate the discussion of how there’s generally more acceptance for tomboyish girls than there is for “princess boys,” and the psychologist’s assertion that “there’s more than one way to be a boy.” Dyson likes dressing up in clothes and jewelry — but he also likes basketball and riding his bike. Also, his dad in the audience almost made me cry.