#1 – Doctor’s waiting room about 8:15 a.m. A little boy and his mother sit down next to us.
Lovegirl: Good morning lady.
Boy’s Mother: Good morning sweetie, how are you?
Lovegirl: Fine. Why does your daughter have on a blue shirt? (Lovegirl has serious gender bias issues)
Boy’s Mother: Oh, he’s a boy, he’s not a girl.
Lovegirl: Well, you know he has ponytails and looks like a girl right? I think he might be a girl.
Boy’s Mother: He’s a boy, he just hasn’t had his hair cut yet.
Lovegirl: Well, you might want to cut his hair, because I think he might turn into a girl!
Nerd Girl: Lovegirl, come here, sit down, be quiet.
Lovegirl: Okay Mama, but really – I think he’s a girl.
(About 15 minutes later)
Lovegirl: What kind of shoes are those that your girl, I mean boy, has on?
Boy’s Mother: Oh, I just bought those yesterday. They’re Jordans.
Lovegirl: Is his name Jordan?
Boy’s Mother: No, his name is “Austin.”
Lovegirl: Then why does he have on Jordan’s shoes?
Oh how I hope she remembers her three year old disdain for name brands in 12 years or so when she’s begging me to buy whoever’s whatever!
#3 – This morning as I drop her off at preschool
Ms. M: Congratulations Ms. Nerd Girl!
Nerd Girl: Ummm, thanks?
Ms. M: Lovegirl told us you were expecting!
Nerd Girl: Ms. M., all I’m expecting is to make it through another day.