Friday, 15 April 2016
Oh isn't HE Cute.
This is a subject that has always got me really annoyed. Just like a lot of babies, Lily was born with hardly any hair on her head. I didn't mind, It will grow I thought.
Lily is now 16 months old and her hair is only just starting to come through, but is still very short. She has a little tuft of it at the back that can be visible close up. Her hair is REALLY blonde and fair and so this also doesn't help when it comes to her having no hair.
The amount of hair has never bothered me as I know it will grow and to me she is still so pretty and beautiful. But the thing that has always annoyed me is her getting called HE. Its happened ever since she was born and its getting more and more annoying by the day.
When she was little and someone used to say he, I was always so shy to speak up and correct them, they were only a stranger so I would just walk away. But I have a unisex coloured pram in teal and Lily has always had pink blankets in there so I always wondered why she got He so much. When she was really little it didn't bug me as much because I know newborns with there cute scrunched up little faces can be a little bit tricky to figure out. But now she has character and little girly eyes with pretty eye lashes.
The latest one that really got to me was a lady who leaned into the pram and was like "doesn't he has such lovely blue eyes". She was wearing her red coat which isn't particularly boyish and it has bows on it. I said "yes, SHE does have lovely blue eyes" She completely ignored me she carried on calling Lily a boy. Now I don't care any more about being abrupt and I simply go "GIRL" which then I get apologies and always the excuse that she has no hair.
Then yesterday we were out and about and Lily was in her pram, she had her jeans on and green hoodie and was wearing purple trainers and had her pink dummy in. But still she got "what a lovely little boy" .... "GIRL!!!!!!"
She had a pink dummy in!!! PINK!
I Love this photo I took to show you what she was wearing, the look on her face is almost like "who you calling boy?"
I guess I could put dresses on her more often, or plaster her in pink but that's not what I want to do. I refuse to do it. I want Lily to wear all colours and jeans and leggings are way more practical for running around in. So I guess for now I shall just have to keep correcting people.
Does your child get called the wrong sex? How do you deal with it?