I'm super, super proud of Griff. He's one open-minded, confident kid.
He and I were in Target and I picked up a hat for myself. He looked up and asked for the pink one. Since I was buying a hat for myself for no reason other than that I liked it, I saw no reason to say no to him, so we both got new hats.
On Monday, he wore it to school. He came home that afternoon and reported that lots of children made fun of him, saying he was wearing a girl's hat, and that nobody was nice about the hat. His spirit did not seem crushed; rather, he seemed annoyed that his classmates were being so idiotic about gender boundaries.
Today, he wore it to school again, undaunted. After school he told me that several people gave him compliments.
THAT is some killer self-esteem. Way to be true to yourself and not let teasing get you down, Griff!