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Monday, February 18, 2008

Lazy Sunday


We were going to go to the sea animals park today, but we overslept and missed it (seems to be a theme around here). Instead, we walked on the beach and had drinky drinks at the Westin across the street.

Why is it that everyone here thinks Gioia is a boy? We had our first hint of confusion on Friday when we dressed her in a white shirt and overalls. We went to buy a swimsuit, and the salesman kept pulling out swim trunks. OK, our bad. Apparently we need to conform to well established gender norms regarding apparel colors. So today, she was all decked out in a pink shirt and a pink sun hat. Then some lady comes up and says, "Why his hat matches my skirt, and I am a woman!" Chris looked at her funny and said, "Umm, SHE is wearing pink because she is a girl." What is up with people? Essentially that woman was trying to tell us off for dressing our (boy) as a girl. Pretty ballsy assumption there, lady.

I think SHE looks beautiful.

6 comments:

bb said...

SHE is beautiful!!!
Beth

BevS97 said...

Neither of my girls had much hair until they were nearly 2, and we had the same, even in pink dresses i would still get 'what a lovely little boy' comments.
It seems people can't see past the hair.

In case you wondered said...

Yep - even in flowered dresses. You'll start to enjoy the gender-neutral fishing inquiry soon too. "How old is the little one?" or "precious... how old?" or to the baby, "what's your name?" I've even gotten just "name?" Your goal here, obviously, is to answer in gender-neutral language. "8 months" NOT "she is 8 months." Good fun!

mimi k said...

I remember that happening with my girl when she was a baby- and the more pink, the more confused people were!

John & Michelle said...

Your have one of the prettiest babies I have ever seen. I even made my hubby come and look at the first picture I saw! He let a big awww! I have heard other families just home from China being asked "How much was that baby?" Now that is truely rude!

Angela said...

SHE is so beautiful!
And I am quite jealous, if it's the Westin Maui that you ate at, we stayed there several years ago, it was so nice!