A mother recently revealed how and why she decided to let her two-year-old son wear a beautiful blue dress for her wedding after he refused to sport a kilt or suit.
Joanna Minuzzo, 39, from Cairns, Australia, married her husband Najee, 31, on May 11.
Ahead of the big day, Joanna gave her son three outfit choices including a kilt from her home country, Scotland but he was enamored with his two older sisters’ dresses.
Joanna said that her son’s love for frocks first started in January this year when he asked his mother to be dressed as mini mouse. At first, she told him, no but she soon questioned her response.
The baby and toddler sleep consultant said that she wants her children to be ‘free to be who they want to be.’
And so a week before her wedding, Joanna borrowed a beautiful blue dress for her son to wear during the day.
In the heartwarming wedding photographs, one can see Najee helping his son get into his outfit. The toddler is looking absolutely delighted with his dress.
With such a supporting life partner, Joanna considers herself lucky but she did get questioned by people as to why she lets her son wear ‘girls’ clothing.
She says, ‘I am raising children who feel secure enough in themselves to be true to who they really are.’
‘To be kind and inclusive to others too. We have a generation of adults who are too afraid of being themselves because of the fear of being judged.
‘I want my children to know that the only person’s opinion of them that matters is their own,’ said Joanna.
She further added, ‘My children trust me, they can come to me when they have problems and they know I won’t judge them. My seven-year-old has amazing emotional literacy and I’m so, so proud of that.’
Source – Daily Mail