Tuesday, May 08, 2007

If I had a dime for every time...

"How old is she?"
"What's her name?"
"She's so cute!"
"She has a lot of hair!"

Why is it that babies with hair are automatically girls and bald babies are boys? Why do I want to punch people who automatically assume Mateo is a girl? I don't really hear anything else except the pronouns.

And his hair is fine, not thick!


tomeppy said...

We used to get the same thing with Lane. It irritated me to no end, but I always ended up getting some satisfaction out of being able to correct them...

Them: "She's so cute. How old is she?"

Me: "Yeah, he's X months old."

Them: "Oh... with all that hair I just assumed..."

Me: "Uh huh..."

jmz said...

It is very satisfying, and I've never been one for correcting people whom I don't know since I'll probably never see them again.