US dad earns praise for letting his son be whoever he wants

By Sarah Harvey

PHOTO: FACEBOOK/PAUL HENSON
PHOTO: FACEBOOK/PAUL HENSON

A US dad has unwittingly become an internet sensation after posting a photo of his young son in his chosen Halloween costume – the princess outfit of Frozen star Elsa.

Paul Henson told BuzzFeed News he and son Caiden went shopping and chose the outfit, and he was totally happy with it.

In a post on Facebook he said: “Anyone that knows us, knows we generally let Caiden make his own choices, to an extent. Well, he has decided on a Halloween costume. He wants to be Elsa. He also wants me to be Anna. Game on. Keep your masculine bullshit and slutty kids costumes, Halloween is about children pretending to be their favorite characters. Just so happens, this week his is a princess.”

The response from the internet has been overwhelmingly positive, particularly from other parents and his story has been shared around the world.

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Anyone that knows us, knows we generally let Caiden make his own choices, to an extent. Well, he has decided on a…

Posted by Paul Henson on Sunday, October 4, 2015

One parent a photo of her own son in his princess costume. “My cousin posted on my wall about you and your son,” she wrote. “Before i read it, i saw the picture and thought it was my own son!… High five to keeping it real and letting your boy dress how ever he wants to.”

 

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