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The Sweetest Photo You’ll See Today: Dad Wears Skirt

The Sweetest Photo You’ll See Today: Dad Wears Skirt

Nils Pickert lives in a small, traditionally religious town in Germany. He also has a five-year-old son who enjoys wearing dresses and skirts and painting his nails. Instead of discouraging his son from expressing himself, Nils decided to be a strong, supportive role model… by wearing skirts himself.

Nils explains how his decision has helped his son, in a translation from Buzzfeed:

“After a lot of contemplation, I had only one option left: To broaden my shoulders for my little buddy and dress in a skirt myself. After all, you can’t expect a child at pre-school age to have the same ability to assert themselves as an adult. Completely without role model. And so I became that role model. [...]

And what’s the little guy doing by now? [...] He’s simply smiling, when other boys (and it’s nearly always boys) want to make fun of him, and says: “You only don’t dare to wear skirts and dresses because your dads don’t dare to either.” That’s how broad his own shoulders have become by now. And all thanks to daddy in a skirt.”

Here’s a sweet photo of the father-and-son duo:

(Photo Credit: EMMA, via Buzzfeed)

 

 

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9:44PM PST on Dec 18, 2013

The stuff written in the blogs have allured me!!!

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3:23AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

What a great dad!

6:12AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

More abnormal people from under the abyss!

4:12AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

He might wear a kilt. :-)

9:51AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

Such a great guy :)

2:05AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

That's a big step for the dad to take and I think it's great! Where did the kid ever even get clothes to fit him? Could just be a stage and might as well have fun doing it! Very interesting! Thanks for posting for us!

10:52PM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

He's a special Dad alright.

3:26AM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

How did this 5-year old boy manifest his preference for skirts and dresses, unless he has a sister or mother present in the home (the article doesn't mention either) and he decided to wear theirs. I'd like to be sure it's the child's real choice and not his father hiding his own by pretending solidarity with his son.
I'm afraid this will cause only confusion for this little boy, not to mention possible bullying later, and could have dire psychological consequences for him.
Also no five-year old, whether male or female, should be wearing nail varnish.

10:16PM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

I guess in this day and age, it's just a matter of whatever floats your boat.

But the only thing I'm interested in seeing in a "dress" (traditionally or non-traditionally), is a very beautiful, full-figured woman, wearing a pair of "red stilettos" by Vince Camuto.

3:23AM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

the dad has a beautiful soul indeed, just as his son. it's a great photo, great human beings.

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