The Wilde Olive Blog: I'll take that as a compliment.


I'll take that as a compliment.

Monday, July 29, 2013

I know we all have that moment as parents when someone says something about our children and we just think "couldn't you have just kept that to yourself?" or maybe you set them straight and put them in their place... and before becoming a parent, maybe I would have, but really what good does it do except teach our children to do the same? So, I choose a polite creative response and move along. 

So, the other day I heard for the gazabillionth time that Jonah looks like a girl. I've heard this since the beginning. I can remember carrying him in Walmart when he was maybe two months old and this lady just saying over and over again she was sorry she thought he was a girl..she was looking at his clothes and his blanket (in which all signs pointed to boy) and just couldn't figure it out. 

It doesn't matter what I dress him in or how I cut his hair. When it's just a stranger in a store or an elevator or something, I don't even bother correcting them. . . in general conversation I will purposefully refer to him as a HE when someone makes a mistake, but what's gets me the most is when people harp on it and try to figure out what exactly makes him look like a girl. 

My response. He's just a beautiful child and I'll take that as a compliment! 

Sometimes I'll add a if you knew him you'd know he's AAAALLL boy. 

exhibit a. that big ole bump on his head. 

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1 comment:

  1. I don't think he looks like a girl. At all. He's just beautiful.


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