Monday, October 08, 2007

Short Hair = Boy???

Usually, I politely ignore the innocent mistake of people referring to Ella as a boy. While it never seems to make sense to me how they come to this conclusion, it never bothers me. However, yesterday three people in one store, on one day seemed to think she was a boy. I don't see many little boys wearing entirely pink outfits with pink blankets, but whatever.

That's not really the part that is bothering me about this. It's the fact that everyone who mistakes her for a boy and then finds out otherwise (usually being corrected by her rather forward brother), always seem to make a comment about her hair being short and that's why she looks like a boy. What??

Is is just me, or do most six month olds have short hair? I've rarely seen a baby with long, flowing tendrils of hair - besides that, even if that is the case, most of the time those are little boys with mothers that just haven't had the heart to cut their hair yet. So, needless to say, I can't figure out this mentality of short hair = boy, long hair = girl.
I think some people just aren't very clued-in with that sort of thing - that babies just look like babies, which is why we dress them in all pink or all blue to give them some sort of distinguishing characteristic.

It reminds me of an old country man in Home Depot that came up to Elijah and me when he was just a few months old. Elijah was sitting in his all-blue carseat carrier, wearing a blue onesie and blue socks and not really resembling me at all and this man looks us over and says, "She looks just like her mama!" That still makes me laugh.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

More Elijah Quotes

"I'm not talking to you, I'm talking to Ella."

"Alright, alright! I get your point!" (I'm definitely not a fan of this one, and while I'm correcting the tone and attitude here, his dad is laughing. Most attitude-laced comments get a laugh from dad and a mental slap from mom)

"Let's rock n' roll!"

"Ella's making baby noises and keeps waking me up."

"Did you have a good day at work, Daddy."

"Hey, dad. What's up?"