Andrew Hook posted photos on Reddit last week of a homemade play kitchen he built for his son Owen. Owen just turned 2 this month and the kitchen was his birthday present.
Obviously, Owen loved it.
The kitchen was built out of a $20 goodwill entertainment center.
Hook posted a whole step-by-step guide to building the kitchen on Imgur.
In now-deleted comments on the thread, however, users wrote things like "You are what is wrong with your country… I hope your kid gets beat up at school" and "Seems a little gay to me."
Hook fired back at commenters, writing, "if my kid wanted a barbie doll I would get it for him. If that is what he wants, then that is what he wants. It's his decision what he wants to play with. Not mine."
Well, going off of comments I have received both online, and in person regarding my wife and I's decision to make our son a kitchen play set and several "daughter" comments and "but he is a boy", let me be perfectly blunt.
Fuck you. Any time we go to our local science center, or to the children's museum, he always wants to play in the kitchen playset area. He always wants to watch us cook and likes being involved, so we thought this would be a good idea.
Furthermore, if my kid wanted a barbie doll I would get it for him. If that is what he wants, then that is what he wants. Its his decision what he wants to play with. Not mine.