This mom had the perfect response for a stranger who called her out for letting her son dress in a tutu
After a stranger criticized her parenting for allowing her son to wear a tutu, mother Jen Anderson Shattuck struck back with a powerful response defending her son’s right to wear whatever he wants.
Shattuck posted a photo of her 3-year-old son Roo wearing a tutu on Facebook last week, recounting the traumatic encounter in the caption.
“My three-and-a-half-year-old son likes to play trucks,” she wrote. “He likes to do jigsaw puzzles. He likes to eat plums. And he likes to wear sparkly tutus.”
“If asked, he will say the tutus make him feel beautiful and brave,” Shattuck continued. “If asked, he will say there are no rules about what boys can wear or what girls can wear.”
Roo wears tutus everywhere: to the church, the grocery store, on the train, and even in the sandbox. “It has been, in our part of the world, a non-issue,” his mom explained. “We have been asked some well-intentioned questions; we’ve answered them; it has been fine. It WAS fine, until yesterday.”
Click to the next page to read about the confrontation, and how Shattuck responded.