My Little Brony

If you’re looking for New Year’s Resolutions, you’re not going to find them here!

I’m not sure when my nine year old son and I started watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on Netflix. The show differs from past generations is that it shows how important friendship is and moves away from the “girlie” personas the previous generations portrayed, showing girls that they can be anything.

But the show has become more than a show for little girls. It has developed a cult following among male teenagers and young adults who call themselves Bronies. At the last “Bronycon” there were over 10,000 attendees. There were stuffed animals, posters, pins and more, all to share the pony love. Girls/Women are also welcome and they are known as “Pegasisters”.

We went through the whole series and Tyler asked me not to tell his father that he was a fan. I kept the secret from Grant, wanting Tyler to be able to trust me, and it’s not like it was a serious secret!

Then Tyler got into everything “MLP”; reading comic books, books and watching the myriad of You Tube videos and websites dedicated to the show.

Finally, Tyler came clean with Grant. He is never comfortable keeping a secret from one of us. Grant was a bit mad that I kept the secret from him and he was a bit uncomfortable with our son being a possible Brony. (Personally, I think he is too young to be put into that category.)

He asked that I didn’t buy any toys for Tyler, but Tyler really wanted a two inch Derpy so I got him one for Christmas.

I’m not worried that Tyler’s love of “MLP” means that might mean he is a homosexual, nor would I love him any less if he was one. His favorite pony is Fluttershy who is shy and loves animals. Each of the ponies represent wholesome values and each show teaches friendship, kindness and compassion. What could be wrong with that?!

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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6 Responses to My Little Brony

  1. Kristin says:

    My little guy (4) likes My Little Pony too, and I can totally understand it. There is a lot of action.

  2. Mrs. AOK says:

    I see absolutely nothing wrong with your son’s interest in MLP. I find it sweet that he trusts you to understand his interest without fearing judgement. Let’s face it, people judge, kids judge, and sometime parents can be the harshest judges.
    It’s obvious that you love & support your son, and that’s all that matters. 🙂
    XOXO

  3. MLP is great! I have a friend in his twenties that absolutely loves the program, he showed it to me and it’s pretty cool 🙂 I think it is really inclusive of both genders and it’s great to see that in a show.

    • mamasick says:

      Anything that emphasizes friendship, loyalty and caring SHOULD be inclusive of both genders. These are the lessons I want to teach my son!

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