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Who Knew? A Clarification.

Who knew yesterday’s blog post would get people so up in arms. I received two emails from readers who seemed utterly disgusted by what I wrote, so I added a clarification to clear up any misunderstandings.

Pam

Monday 27th of February 2012

You can't worry overly much what people who don't know you really think. My daughter's name is Ellis (my maiden name). I can't tell you how many doctors she surprised at well-baby checkups when they came in and took her diaper off. They assumed she was a boy based on her name. Until a child is old enough to be discernably boy or girl, people take their cues from clothing and the like. It doens't make you a conformist or some sort of nut to want your baby's gender ID'd correctly!

One Frugal Girl

Monday 27th of February 2012

My son is all boy and in his first four months on this earth only one person referred to him as a girl. I have a couple of good friend's whose little girls look like little boys and I know they spend a lot of time correcting people. One of them now dresses her daughter exclusively in pink and purple to avoid having to correct people. I appreciate your comment.

Jade

Monday 27th of February 2012

Commenting again - I'm going to lose my "rare commentor" status. Oh well.

I reread my comment from yesterday and it was a bit snarky, so I apologize. I stand by it, though. I didn't realize you thought people would think it was cheap, but I am wondering why you would even tell people how much it cost? If they mention it, say it had good reviews and that was the last colour left, or something.

One Frugal Girl

Monday 27th of February 2012

Hi Jade - Thanks for commenting again. Actually your comment wasn't nearly as snarky as the emails I received. I figured people would think I was cheap, because they'd know I don't have a girl and therefore bought the pink one because it's less expensive. After thinking it over I guess they could think it was just a hand-me-down from my brother's youngest child or someone else I know who has a girl.

April

Sunday 26th of February 2012

Ignore them. I got a nasty email myself today--from someone who thought I was a religious idiot because I homeschool, and that I was "too cheap"... I just told them if they didn't like it, don't read it.

One Frugal Girl

Monday 27th of February 2012

Thanks April. I think I was taken off guard because I had no idea that people would get so up in arms about this particular topic. Iwanted to provide a correction because my post was misconstrued, but I agree overall. If readers don't like what they find they can certainly stop reading.