Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What is it about pink?

Now that I am a mother of a little boy (who seems to like pink), I'm wondering why and how the color got to be associated with little girls? When presented with color choices, Jake tends to choose pink. At our little Mommy and Me gym class, he picks (all) the pink scarves, and (all) the pink monkeys. At Target the other day when I was looking at the boy blue snow boots, he kept pointing to the pink. Now, I'm not such an avant-garde mom that I'm going to be purchasing him those snow boots, but I do agree with him, the pink IS much more attractive than the drab navy blue boots. I'm quite sure that if there was such thing as a REAL pink train out there, he would be in love.

Train from here. Bikes from here.


Elle said...

How sweet! He's a smart little boy. I love pink too. It's too bad you can't buy him the pink boots:(

Cristin said...

Love the retro pink trike. I have girls so it is easy for us to OD on pink!


La TempĂȘte said...

In the old days, pink was actually considered a more masculine colour (think salmon) and girls were dressed in blue "for the Virgin Mary".

Personally, it doesn't bother me if a boy chooses pink. Who cares! It's just a colour after all. My friend's little boy had a pink dragon birthday cake as he wanted it. So. bad.

I think your little boy sounds lovely :)

Melinda said...

It's just beacause pink is the most awesome color in the world! :)

Struggler said...

I guess pink is just a happier, more upbeat color. It probably shows he has an optimistic and cheerful personality. Blue, as you say, can be a bit of a downer.

Sarah's Fab Day said...

When my nephew was little his favorite color was "mink" and my son had a pink soccer ball forever too. I thought it was so strange when people (women & men) would ask my why I let him have a pink ball. Seriously people?! Pink is a cheery happy color and often looks like the most exciting choice to a little.