This is a post that has actually been due for a very long time. But, a while ago now, I finally managed to find a way to tell my son about my crossdressing. And do you want to know the best thing? He is really unbothered by it. Being unemployed at the moment, I get quite a lot of chances to dress – in fact I’m putting a skirt on most days. And often, I will remain dressed when he gets home from school. And about the only comment I get is ‘Oh, you’re wearing a skirt today’ and ‘you look nice’. I do make sure not to do it when his friends are coming around though.
So, how did I do the deed? In the end, it was quite easy. One of the joys in life with having a child is reading to them at bed time. And I read him ‘The Boy In The Dress’ bu David Walliams. Obviously, there was an ulterior motive on my part, but he has read and enjoyed other David Walliams books in the past,so in a way, it was continuing with that theme as well. It’s not the best book ever written, but it’s kind of fun, in a sub-Roald Dahl kind of a way (which is not helped by having Quentin Blake illustrating it.)
As I read the book, I also discussed with him the concept of equality and acceptance and, at every stage he was perfect. He said that he didn’t understand why someone should have a problem with who someone loves or what they want to wear. That pushed me into doing what I really wanted to do and I told him that I wore dresses. His response? ‘OK’.
He has since seen me dressed a few times and I think the strongest reaction was for him to say that I looked funny. Which is certainly something I can live with.
If you are interested in getting the book, here is a link to it: