This 5-year-old is just like any other little boy — except he loves the color pink and wearing dresses. His mom, Cheryl, has turned his story into a picture book, with a sweet moral about acceptance.
Little Dyson Kilodavis is getting a lot of attention lately and it’s all because he likes to play dress up. “I love wearing dresses and I love the colors of pink and red,” the 5-year-old said on the Today show on Monday (Jan. 3). “It makes me feel happy.” At first, his own mother, Cheryl, had difficulty coming to terms with her cross-dressing toddler, but when their neighbors started to snicker, she realized that there’s really nothing wrong with her son being unique. What do you think, HollyMoms?
Dyson’s dad, Dean, doesn’t see the harm in his son wanting to wear a dress either. “It’s not contagious, he’s just like any other kid. He plays checkers, he plays in the trees. He just likes to do it in a dress. Big deal,” he said on Today.
In fact, Cheryl was so inspired by her son’s unfaltering love of pink, sparkly things that she penned a nonfiction picture book, aptly titled My Princess Boy. “Our compassion for one another and the broader world is dependent upon one another. And when we interconnect, we celebrate the unique person within us all,” says Cheryl, who hopes her book will inspire others to be more accepting.
Watch the heartwarming interview with the Kilodavis family on the Today show. This little guy is guaranteed to make your day just a little bit brighter.