Parents have an epic reply for daycare staff after they said their daughter should be dressed more like a girl

Steve and Jessica Rold decided to give the daycare what they wanted but in their own funny way. Their reply must have taught the daycare a lesson in gender stereotypes.


                            Parents have an epic reply for daycare staff after they said their daughter should be dressed more like a girl

Dropping your child off at a daycare you might think that the staff working there would be more concerned about checking if the child had everything they required. What you may not expect is a commentary on the clothes your child wears to the daycare. Well, as it turns out, this is what a parent had to face when he dropped his daughter at the daycare. Steve Rold recently took to Reddit to explain that he and his wife, Jessica were surprised when they were told by the daycare staff that they should think about dressing their daughter more like a girl. This meant, they wanted their daughter to wear gender-stereotypical clothing such as dresses, bow, ribbon, or anything that would help a fellow student understand that she is a girl. 

Parents stick a sticky note on their daughter so that daycare can identify she is a girl (Reddit)
Parents stick a sticky note on their daughter so that daycare can identify she is a girl (Reddit)

While any parent would be angered by this, Steve and Jessica had something else on their mind. They decided to give the daycare staff exactly what they had wanted. The couple decided to send their daughter with a bow on her head the next day. The only twist in this tale was that the bow was a post-it note! “How my wife dressed our daughter the day after the teachers at daycare told her we should really be dressing her more like a girl,” he wrote alongside a picture which showed his daughter smiling with a post-it note that had a bow drawn on it. 

People were quick to applaud the quick thinking of the pair. "Why do they think they should even suggest what your child wears? Weird people," one user commented. Others pointed out how their children also love things that many may think does not go with their gender. 



"My four-year-old loves pink. All his friends are girls and they all love pink, MLP, and princesses.... so my son loves to wear pink (he has exactly one pink shirt that he wears the moment it is clean), he begs to watch MLP the moment he gets home from school, and he talks about princesses all the time," noted one parent. Another chimed in, "My niece and my son are only five months apart. When they were little my Mom bought them movies. She bought Strawberry Shortcake for my niece and I think Rugrats for my son. My son loved Strawberry Shortcake. He never even watched the Rugrats movie."

Speaking to Bored Panda about the incident, Steve noted that the daycare staff was probably just trying to be helpful and there were no hard feelings attached. “Maybe they thought that it hadn’t crossed our minds to dress our daughter any differently or perhaps they just didn’t want to answer a million questions from the other kids at the daycare as to why our baby isn’t dressed in pink and flowers,” he said.

He further added, "The suggestion was actually pretty mild but it was piled onto a hundred other similar ones that I’m sure all parents get, so my wife just felt the need to push back a tiny bit. My wife was just trying to expose the humor inherent in the situation." For those who are wondering if their daughter still goes to the same daycare, the answer is yes. “It’s an absolutely amazing daycare,” he said. “They focus on early education and outdoor play. We both feel like we’re extremely lucky to have our kid in that kind of place.”