Two times in the past week, Eric has had to explain to someone that Addison is actually a girl. WTF? I know my poor girl doesn't have much hair yet, but I am pretty sure I dress her as girlie as possible. AND...I honestly think she looks and acts like a girl. She has pretty long eye lashes, she is long and skinny, has a high little voice, etc.
So the first incident took place at a restaurant. Just for the record, she was wearing a navy blue t-shirt with pink and yellow butterflies, a pair of denim capris, and a brown pair of sandals with pink and yellow flowers. Pretty girlie in my opinion. But regardless of her outfit, the waitress asked how old the "little boy" was. Eric had to correct her. Nice.
The second incident happened at Eric's work today. He has a slideshow of a few pics of Addie on his laptop. These are the pictures the guy saw...
Okay, I am not saying there is anything wrong with dressing little boys in pink, letting them wear little girl's bathing suits, or Mardi Gras beads...but really...how often do you see it? I mean, for God's sake, she is wearing a pink hoodie, a necklace AND a hair clip in the first picture!! How in the hell could you make the assumption that she is a boy? Well...one guy did. After walking past Eric's desk and looking at his laptop, a colleague said, "so how old is your son?" Really? I mean...did you not notice the clothes? Did you not notice the skirted, pink and white stripe bathing suit? The hair clip? The puff-sleeve t-shirt? I guess men don't always pick up on that stuff, but I was a little shocked when Eric told me this. I think I might have to start dressing her in head-to-toe pink and super glue a big ass bow on her head whenever we visit Eric's work or Front Street Cantina.
Anyone else's kid get mistaken for the wrong sex even though they were OBVIOUSLY dressed for the right sex?