Some babies as newborns don’t look like any specific gender. They could really go either way- and without the blue or pink colored hat their given in the hospital nursery, it’s a crapshoot. Have you ever offended someone by calling their baby girl a boy, or vice versa?
Thomas did it once back when Holden was under a year old while we were in the Children’s Hospital waiting room. Granted, I honestly couldn’t tell if the baby was a girl or boy either, and it didn’t help that she was fully decked out in green. He felt bad for a week about that.
For both of our kids, I never really figured we’d have an issue like that. Neither of them look anything like girls, but perhaps i’m a little biased.
it only happened once in the past, when Holden was an infant, dressed in ALL BLUE, and some elderly person asked if he was a boy or girl. Baffled. Why would I dress a baby girl in ALL BLUE? Unless it was an all blue dress with frills, I just couldn’t understand the mix up.
Holden’s always been a big chunky lump of boy. Especially these days. He’s tall, I dress him in shirts with skulls on them, or guitars. No flowers, no pink.. sometimes orange. His hair is a little long- but when I look at him I don’t see anything feminine other than his incredibly long thick eyelashes that would make ANY girl jealous.
Yesterday, after the whole ‘find the smell’ situation had finally been solved, I randomly decided that since I didn’t have the ingredients to make SOS for breakfast, that I absolutely MUST have it for lunch (and I knew it was cheap, cheap is good). So out to lunch we went. The only place I was positive that had it was an old diner.
Delicious food, but always packed with incredibly old people. The type of old people where they’re SO old you can’t even understand what they’re saying half the time. The type of old people who think it’s perfectly acceptable to walk up and touch your baby’s head.
Yes, this place was full of them.. one of which walked up and started yammering on to Parker, and then looked at Holden who was sitting in the back of the booth and asked
“Is that big brother or big sister?”
I was at a loss. No one has asked that since Holden grew hair.
We of course instantly informed the old timer that Holden is in fact a BOY.. and when he walked away I was left scratching my head.
Old people are crazy, sure, but crazy enough to mistake Holden for a girl?? Maybe i’ve let his hair grow too long. I have been calling him Ellen Degeneres for the past week.
I suppose I could take it as a complement. Being a pretty boy won’t be such a bad thing in his future.
I really hope when I get so old that it takes me 5 minutes to get out of a chair that I don’t start mistaking little boys for little girls- but if I do, i’ll always have age to blame. You can get away with just about anything when you’re senile.
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