Thursday, April 19, 2007

She/He

The Big O reminded us, once again, at dinner tonight that he wants a baby sister. However, tonight he let us know something new about this baby sister.

"Me want baby sister first, then it will be brother when it gets big."

Oh. I see. How on earth does he know about protogyny?

We tried to explain to him that this is not how things work with humans. That if the baby starts out as a baby sister it will remain a sister, a girl, forever. But he would have none of that, "No Mommy, it will be brother when gets big."

We tried a different tactic and tried to explain to him that by this logic he would become a girl when he got bigger. But, Of course, this also was not true according to Big O logic: "No, me stay boy."

Apparently I am not growing an actually baby in my tummy but a hermaphrodite, an animal that changes sex during it's life-cycle. Hopefully it will be a cute hermaphrodite animal, like a clownfish. I think the Big O would like that.

7 Comments:

Blogger FoxyJ said...

S-Boogie has lots of weird ideas about boys, girls, and growing up. She insists that as she gets bigger I will get littler, so that one day I will be the baby and she'll be the mommy. Or someday her litle brother will grow up and be a big sister. And she always has a baby in her tummy. It's fun to hear kids' perspective on things...

Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:18:00 PM  
Blogger Master Fob said...

S-Boogie also thinks that she used to be a boy baby.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:46:00 PM  
Blogger Thirdmango said...

That is so incredibly cute!

Friday, April 20, 2007 7:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Leata said...

Oh man. This is the cutest thing I've heard in a long time. Since last week when you were telling me how the Big O had to vacuum the crumbs up for the baby penguin or somesuch. Oh, those wacky toddlers...

Friday, April 20, 2007 9:08:00 AM  
Blogger Lady Steed said...

Foxy and MF : I feel much better knowing that my son is not alone in these strange thoughts.

third and leata: Cute? hmmm. I hadn't really thought of them as cute but i will try to do so now.

Friday, April 20, 2007 9:54:00 AM  
Blogger Tolkien Boy said...

Big O has got it backwards. When you're young, your sister pushes you around. When you get older, your brother does.

Either that, or he's a glutton for punishment.

Saturday, April 21, 2007 3:05:00 PM  
Blogger Edgy said...

Umm . . . The other option that you could be overlooking her is that your child might possibly be transgender. I guess we'll find out in a while how prophetic the Big O is.

Monday, April 23, 2007 1:24:00 PM  

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