Saturday, October 29, 2005

You know the next most annoying thing to people telling you whether you're having a boy or girl?

is people telling you: - who your 10 day old baby looks like (hear this! our 10 day old baby looks a) like a 10 day old baby and b) like Jasper) - how tall your baby will be - what colour eyes they will have (don't even get me started on the medical impossibility it is to hypothesise on this...) - that your baby is a 'good' baby. Sure, by this point Felix would only sleep for a maximum of 45minutes and his favourite hobby was screaming, but the notion of good and bad being attributed to a baby makes me really quite cranky.


Blogger Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

I hear your pain.
Living in Rednecksville when the Pea Princess was a baby I was puzzled by the constant references strangers would make to her 'olive skin'... "Oh she's very O-Live," they would say, meaningfully, but I could never get what they meant. It got worse when her eyes started going brown, too. I remained polite but baffled until a fellow survivor of another Rednecktown filled me in.
Apparently 'very olive' is Redneck code for 'is it you who's Aboriginal, or the dad?'... Because in Rednecksville, there were only two kinds of people and these old biddies all made it their business to sort out which was whom!

10/31/2005 07:05:00 am  
Blogger Suburban Turmoil said...

Oh, I still hate it when people look at my baby and say "She looks nothing like your husband. She looks just like you." I think it hurts his feelings a little. I always want to say, "Oh, it's his all right! I've got the paternity test to prove it!" just to see the looks on their faces.

10/31/2005 08:35:00 am  

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