That's My Pretty Boy
July 26, 2011 7:09 PM Subscribe
Do I bother correcting people when they refer to my son as a girl?
posted by Leezie to human relations (38 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Baby Leezie is 16 months old and has a gorgeous head of curly blonde hair
. BL is also a boy
. Whenever we take him out in public, at least one person (99% of the time a woman) remarks on what a gorgeous baby girl my baby is. Sure his curls are gorgeous and make him look cherubic, but girlish?
I admit that this bothers me. We're not keeping his hair long to mess with gender roles. We dress him like a boy and I think he looks like a boy.
When I do correct them, they often remark that he's too pretty to be a boy. That's their opinion. But, should I bother correcting them? Is it really a big deal that people mistake him for a girl?