Do NOT make an assumption about gender. Today, an old lady at a Mt. Dora, Florida antique shop loudly exclaimed how beautiful my little girl was with her blonde curls. HELLO!!! My SON is gorgeous, but take note on his outfit….it screams BOY! Is he wearing pink or purple? No! He’s wearing blue jeans, black Converse tennis shoes and a white polo shirt. Nothing about that attire is feminine so why would you assume he’s a she?
How did I respond? I rudely said “he is a little boy” and she quickly tried to defend herself by saying people used to think her brother was a girl since he had a head full of curls, too.
My advice, do NOT make assumptions. If you think someone has a beautiful baby, just say “your child is beautiful”. Typically, this will engage the parent in conversation and the word “he” or “she” will slip out so you know!
Good grief, I cannot believe I am even blogging about this. I would NEVER insult someone and cannot believe the nerve of some people. If I am uncertain, I keep my mouth shut!