Daddy dearest! A dad from Virginia is becoming Internet-famous this week after he shared a cute photo of his 3-year-old son dressed up in a Queen Elsa costume on Sunday, Oct. 4.
In the adorable snapshot, young Caiden makes a face at his dad, Paul, while wearing a blue Frozen-inspired ball gown and tiny green sneakers. (Paul can be seen snapping the photo with his phone through the reflection in a mirror behind Caiden.)
“Anyone that knows us, knows we generally let Caiden make his own choices, to an extent,” Paul captioned the photo. “Well, he has decided on a Halloween costume. He wants to be Elsa. He also wants me to be Anna. Game on.”
The dad didn’t end his comment there, however, going on to defend his son’s right to be anything he wants for the spooky holiday.
“Keep your masculine bullsh-t and slutty kids costumes, Halloween is about children pretending to be their favorite characters,” he continued. “Just so happens, this week his is a princess.”
The post, which currently has more than 28,000 shares, quickly gained attention as friends chimed in with their support of Paul’s words.
“Parenting done right!” one user wrote.
“Perfect tiny human,” another added.
Many parents added their own experiences into the mix as well.
“To all today’s society let kids be kids!! Good on you guys,” one user wrote. “I have a little girl she likes ‘boys toys’ and ‘girls toys’ I also have a baby boy and will also let him play with ‘boys an girls’ toys and wear whatever costumes he wants.”
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Paul said he wants to set a good example for Caiden.
“As children get older, they distance themselves from their parents,” he said. “Why start that split sooner than they need to? It’s important for children to know that their parents will stand by them no matter what. Ashley and I will do whatever it takes to keep our son happy and not take his innocence and imagination from him.”
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