Monday, December 6, 2010
Does my child look like a boy? Today we went to a local mall (Lane loves the mall, by the way). She was wearing cute beige Mary Janes, brown pants, a long sleeved white onesie, and a green flowy top with big white daisies on it.
We got asked twice if she was a boy.
Before we had her, I really did not want a ton of pink stuff. I like green and yellow and white and purple, and pink too. But too much pink, I did not want. Well, as it turned out, I didn't buy most of Lane's clothes. Most of them were given to us, and the clothes I have bought have been boring things to make the cute things stretch into winter: tights, neutral pants, neutral onesies, etc. So guess what?
We have a lot of pink.
But here it doesn't seem to matter. I can dress her in ALL pink. Or purple. She can be wearing dress shoes, Mary Janes, a bow in her hair, pants with flowers or socks with ruffles and people ALWAYS ask if she's a girl or a boy.
SERIOUSLY? Does this look like a boy?:
No kidding, the day we took her out in that dress (and took this picture to go along with my facebook status that day), we got asked twice if she was a boy. TWICE. It's pink and ruffle-y and a DRESS for crying out loud!
I really, really don't understand it. I mean, when I'm out and about here, playing at the park, going to the store, whatever, I can usually tell if the child is a girl or a boy. I don't need to ask. The only time I wasn't sure was last week when the child had on pink shoes and a boyish green top.
But really. Some days I dress Lane and I look at her and I say to her, "If anyone asks me if you're a boy today I am going to scream." And then I invariably get asked 3 or 4 or even 5 times what gender she is. Pink socks with ruffles. Pink shoes. Tights with flowers. Pink skirt. Pink top with bows. Pink mittens. Pink jacket. Pink hat. Pink, pink, PINK.
No, my daughter is NOT A BOY.
It's a good thing she has hair. Goodness, can you imagine how bad it would be if she didn't? I'm thinking of getting her ears pierced, but having trouble convincing Shannon, darn him...
Anyone want to back me up?
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