Tuesday, April 29, 2008

That boy sure looks good in pink...

So the other day I was in the waiting room at our Dr.'s office with Taya sitting asleep in her car seat next to my feet. She was still wearing her sleeper (7:15 am) which was pink (slightly reddish, but still PINK). The man next to me was trying to make small talk (I am assuming - because otherwise why would he say this?) and he asked ...

"Is that a boy?"

Me: "No she's a girl"

And he said, "Oh, I saw that she was wearing pink, but she looked like a boy."

End of story.

(except when I pulled the sun cover back to show her to him a little more, he commented that she had more hair than what he could see - but still ........)



This reminded me of a story from when Taya was just a couple of months old and I was holding her in the Baby Bjorn carrier facing forward while making a deposit at the bank. While I stood there 3 feet away from the 20-something-year-old teller, he stared at Taya for a minute and asked ...

"Is IT a boy or a girl?"

Guess what. Taya was wearing a mesh headband with a bow smack dab on the front center of her head and staring at him from almost eye level. Believe me, when or if I have a boy, he will not be wearing a bow headband (I'm picky about the few bows, etc. that Taya does wear).

Of course I make fun of these clueless men in these stories, but I've had plenty of times where I just ask about a stranger's baby and find a way to have them refer to it as a he or a she because I feel clueless, but these stories were SO obvious ...

5 comments:

The Wests said...

Have you heard of 50/50/90? If you had two choices (i.e. is it a boy or girl) and had to choose one, you have a 50% chance of "saying" the right gender. However, 90% of the time, you guess wrong. I know your pain. Everyone thinks James is a girl.

Meg said...

Its because they are men and typically men don't pay attention to detail and thats why they can look at a little girl with a pretty girly head band on and then ask you, "is that a boy?" haha. Taya looks nothing like a boy and the way you dress her is always a dead give away, I think. I did have to laugh though. But like Micah, he's bald and so I can see why some folks think he's a girl. Oh, fun stuff!

Shannon said...

Men. That's all I have to say.

Sara said...

I agree with Shannon. Men. (and I think they make the wrong guess on purpose just to practice getting under our skin. It's what they do best.)

Meg said...

man, you and Sara are slacking in the posting department! Come on, I know its summer, but...