My husband and I have created a home that has rather non-traditional gender roles. Hubby is a stay-at-home-dad. He does all the cooking, grocery shopping, the raising of the child, and other misc "housewife" chores. I go to work, pay the bills, and help maintain some sense of organization in our home.
One can't get less traditional than that, right?
I know not every family has these roles and I totally respect that. For us, they work because my hubby has infinite patience required to be a stay-at-home parent and I require work to feed my control issues.
So, if son wants to wear a princess costume, who am I to tell him he can't?
It occurred to me this morning, as I was mowing the lawn, that there are certain areas in my world where I want traditional roles. I want the boy to mow the lawn. I want the boy to do all the "car stuff". I want the boy to take out the garbage, unload the dishwasher and put a new garbage bag liner in the garbage can. I want the boy to scrub toilets. If he does all that, I'll do my part and wear lingerie more often.
Seems like a deal to me.