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!

2 comments:

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.