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Pink is the new Black! My son has pink shoes

Okay so maybe not!  But, I personally love the color pink!  It’s one of my go to color choices and the brighter the better.  I have the cutest nike tennis shoes with just a bit of shocking pink.  Love these shoes, but as you can tell they don’t get worn to often.  Ugh… because working out and Michelle are not very good friends.

As much as I covet the color pink, no one else in my family has that same oooh reaction.  I do live with 4 males and naturally I am  singled out  in the girly department. Fast forward to today at a visit to the in-laws and a what? Surprise for their grand-babies.   This is a very common occurrence, it’s not often that we show up and the kids don’t have a “surprise” waiting for them.  Without fail my father-in-law passes out his buys to each kid.  I honestly love the surprises, my in-laws are very generous to their grandchildren and shower them with clothes and toys.

BJ {who is only 3} has been wearing baseball cleats for a year that are 4 sizes to big for him.  Mind you he is not on an actual baseball team and the cleats are his eight year’s older brothers.  But this kid loves his big brother and wants to be just like him. My father-in-law {bless this man} decided to purchase cleats for his grandson.

Exhibit A

When I first saw the cleats I immediately knew they were pink, but I realize my in-laws saw red. My husband and oldest, where so protective of not hurting feelings that they raved about how cool they were and how he finally had his own cleats. I was so proud of my eleven year old for being non-judgmental and not making any awkward situations.

My SON loves them.  They are soccer cleats and they are pink, but as the thoughts ran through my head on how to approach the situation.  I decided, I was making a bigger thing out of absolutely nothing.  My son loves them so why should I put a stereotype on the color pink.  Is the color pink only to be dawned by females?  I think not!  My mission is to raise my boys not to judge a book by it’s cover.  Not to see something for what it looks like, but for what it is.

So hey, my kid has pink shoes!

Michelle Cantu is a digital influencer, entrepreneur and business owner. She built a thriving community dedicated to supporting parents and inspiring moms. Michelle is in her fifth year of homeschooling her 4 kids with her husband right outside of San Antonio, Texas. Instagram, twitter and facebook.

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24 thoughts on “Pink is the new Black! My son has pink shoes

  1. I think your kids are so fantastic to accept what they get with such grace. Having said that, I think the shoes ROCK! Didn’t Micheal J. Fox make pink fashionable????

  2. Wow, those are some bold shoes! But I think it’s great that your son loves them. I sometimes wish my kids weren’t so predictable in their color choices (or gender stereotypical either). And what a sweet gift from your FIL!

    Gina (vising from vB)

  3. It sounds to me like you have raised some really great kids. How awesome are they to know without being prodded that it’s polite to thank their grandparents, instead of make a scene about the color pink on a boy!? Way to go, Mom! And your son will never know the difference, because he seems too excited to care. 🙂

  4. You’re raising a courageous young man! Who will be confident in his manhood – enough to where whatever pink he likes! XO Courtney

  5. Love it! Reminds me of the quote about the man complaining about not having shoes, until he met a man who had no feet. It puts into perspective, like the others have said.

    Being thankful for what you have.

  6. Michelle!! Good for you!! Sounds like you all are so blessed. My daughter too has grandparents that love her up. I never had that growing up myself and just absolutely love the fact of just hoe LOVED my daughter really is! I am so grateful for her. Continued blessings to you and yours!

  7. I LOVE that he has pink cleats! My twin boys are 4 and one son LOVES pink! He doesn’t go around dressed in it, but he just told my husband that when he’s a daddy he wants to mow the lawn like him, with a PINK LAWNMOWER!!!! I died laughing. He has plenty of time to be moritifed about all different things, I love that he loves those cleats. Plus you know he’ll outgrow them in 5 minutes the way kids grow! Here from vB, love your blog!
    My Twintastic Life

  8. What a wonderful story! I am glad you decided not to make a big deal out of the pink. If he is happy with them, why tell him he should not be? And your 11 year old sounds wonderful, responding to the gift so positively. You are obviously a good mother.

  9. I love pink!! Funny you commented about our son… A couple of weeks ago I took my son shopping and he picked some awesome pink/purple elite socks! All of his basketball team friends want them now!!!

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