Friday, July 27, 2007

Open mouth, insert foot

Today in Starbucks. A child with beautiful delicate features, gorgeous wide eyes, long delicate eyelashes, big full lips, a cloud of lovely curly hair, the sides tied back into two pigtails.

Other mother: How old is your daughter?
Me: 9 months. How old is your daughter?
Other mother: He's a boy. And he's two. (exceedingly aggrieved tone of voice)

Pigtails.
Boy.
Two pigtails.
Oh boy.

Yum. Tasty tasty kneecap...


2 comments:

kittenpie said...

Okay, you are SO not to blame for that mistake. I hope she will stop with the pigtails before school starts... Yeesh.

(And btw - thanks for stopping by Life of 'Pie, too! It's great to see new faces - especially from Toronto!)

Jennifer said...

It kinda makes you wonder what the mother was thinking when she put her son's hair in pigtails. Why do that in public if you're going to get all pissy about the child being confused with a girl?

Maybe you could have responded: "Hmmm... Did the person who got him ready to go out for the day know that?"

Are you going to see Tori Amos when she's there in October? I'm tring to convince my husband to take our 10th anniversary trip to your town just for that occassion. Usually he'd be up to going to a concert, but we only have two nights and he would want to stay longer... Whatever! This is TORI! :)

 

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