...is what people tell me while I am out and about with my son. No, I did not make a typo; people tell me that my Little King is a cute little girl. Most times it is while he is wearing trucks on his shoes and a baseball shirt on.
My son has, what my friend Bee likes to call, a “High School Musical” hair cut, it flips out at his ears. He hair is not long, it is to his ears and it is thick. I think some people just see a baby with hair and think ”girl”. But I like his hair and I think it looks good so I am not going to cut it off.
I have 3 responses to someone when they say “what a cute little girl you have!” It depends on my attitude, the person and how many times I have already heard that comment that day which one I decide to use.
#1.) Ignore it and just say “Thanks” If I am in a store and in a hurry and will never see this person again it is the quickest way out.
#2.) Try to be subtle while correcting them. “Yes HE is a pretty cute little BOY” Most times this does not work. I mean if they are not paying attention that he has a big TRUCK on his shirt why would they listen to my response?
#3.) Just correct bluntly. “He is a Boy” This is most effective and I usually get a “Of course he is a boy!” response back. But I think that this can come off rude. I usually use this one after I have heard the girl comment a couple times in the same day.
I know that this has happened to others. What kind of response do you (would you) give?