Tuesday, October 26, 2010

awwwwww pink out!

My son is in 3rd grade. He goes to a really great school. Well for Breast Cancer awareness month one of the 3rd grade classes initiated a Pink Out day. October 22 they encouraged the entire school to wear pink in support. Cute kid made posters were all over the school.
I found out that as a result, Gabe decided to tell his class that his mom had breast cancer. So brave he is. it was a big deal to him. One friend asked him if he was sad and his answer was yes.
I emailed the parents to let them know that i was ok, and to give them a heads up for any conversations that may arise from the new info.
Anyway - on Pink Out day, Gabe was determined to wear a pink tee shirt, as he tried all mine on, and decided on my Hanes hope tee designed by melina kankaredes that i won online, he did question - do i look too girly? but in the end he said - I don't care what people think. I said real men wear pink.

I went to visit the school that day - the sight of all the little bodies clad in pink walking down the hall made me emotional.  Gabe's best friend Peyton, was very proud to point out every PINK decoration, poster, balloon, so so cute.


  1. Real Men Wear Pink! Your son is kind of my hero. :)


  2. Good kids are raised by good people Nanette. You are doing an amazing job raising your children as this post demonstrates. I'd be proud of him too.

  3. Like Greg said Good kids are raised by good people. You're doing a great job and I know you're proud. Very touching post Nan.. made my day!

  4. What a sweet son you have!

  5. baby Gabe is quite the young man... tc

  6. Awoooo, that is the sweetest thing I have read in a very long time ! sniff sniff :-)

  7. Damn girl!! What a tear jerker but for all the right reasons; not sad ones. Gabe is such brave boy. You are an amazing mom :D

  8. Wow, this one made me tears. In all the best ways. You have quite the little man there, don't you. Yay Gabe. Amazing.

  9. First off, you look like such a fighter & I admire that incredibly!
    Second, thank you for your sweet comments. If I move to Austin (which I MUST!) I will of course be your stylist! I love styling people now. The shopping there & the surrounding area is great. I love the city so much!
    I'm following you on a twitter now, and I hope you'll be following my blog too!