Yesterday Lexi and I went with my mother-in-law to run a couple errands. While at JoAnn Fabric, 2 ladies came over and started gooing and smiling at Lexi. One asked, "Boy or girl?". At this point I am not offended because Lexi was covered in a very gender neutral blanket(which I will NEVER bring into public again!), had a blue binky, and her car seat is brown and green. (most people at this point have already said, "How old is he?") Anyways, I pull back her blanket (revealing the pinkest outfit she has) and say "Girl." This is where stupidity comes into effect. The lady then says, "Well she looks like a boy" SERIOUSLY?! Who says that?! Anyways, I then say "She's wearing pink!" The lady says, "Well my husband wears pink." At this point I'm kinda shocked, and knowing that I can't punch this lady, I start trying to defend my daughter. I say "Well I'm getting her ears pierced next week (which is a for sure thing now!!) Then the other lady says, "That might help." AAGH! I didn't realize how mad I was until I walked away from them! As soon as we were to the car I told my mother-in-law, and everyone else I can since then! I mean, usually when someone guesses wrong they simply say "Sorry" or "She sure is cute" or something else to cover up their stupidity-not continue to insult the mother! But not these ladies, they just wouldn't drop it!
So I have decided to compile a couple more stories of stupid people!! Please feel free to add your own stupid person encounter in comments! Also, names have been changed for privacy :)
"Oh what a beautiful daughter you have" when he was dressed in blue..at the pedi's office by a NURSE. I'm like..."Yeah, we're checking out David Michael." Plus he has the mile long lashes, everyone knows only boys get those. ;)
My favorite "dumb moment" was when Alex was about 1 1/2 and Sarah was about 6 months. You wouldn't believe how many times I was asked if they were twins. Seriously? Because do you know what the size difference is in an 18 month old and a 6 month old? Did you even LOOK at them???
And the last was me (Stephanie)- When I was a baby people would still call me a little boy, even when I was wearing a pink lace dress, bow glued to my head, and ears pierced!!
Well hope you've had a good laugh at the expense of the stupid people of the world! :)
and here is a pick of Lexi wearing the outfit and with the blanket she had when the offense occured!