This morning, lying in bed, I passed Grace over to her father. When she saw him, she grinned the type of enormous grin that splits her face in two. Oh, she is so beautiful.

“Every day’s pretty much Christmas for her, isn’t it?” he remarked.


My sister had Grace in the Ergo and I was carrying Sam on my hip. A middle aged woman–

Digression: When I was a kid, middle aged meant late 30s-40s. Now, it most certainly does not mean any such thing. This woman was at least as old as my parents.

Further digression: oh hey, apparently middle aged means whatever age my parents are.

–stopped us to ask if they are brother and sister. “You look like a movie star!” she said to Sam.

“And where did they get their red hair?” she asked. “Their Grandmother,” my sister said.

“Oh, he’s so cute,” the woman said, looking right at Grace. Yeah, she thought they were brother and sister and Sam was the sister. Oh well. At this point I just think it is funny.

She turned back to Sam. “You be good for your moms.”

Yup. It’s taken nearly 32 years, but I have finally been mistaken for a lesbian.

15 thoughts on “Snippets

  1. Nana

    June 9, 2010 at 6:32pm

    I love this story!

  2. Amy

    June 9, 2010 at 7:38pm

    Someone once assumed my mother was my girlfriend. It took me the longest time to stop being freaked out about it.

  3. Jenn

    June 9, 2010 at 8:22pm

    Oh *sure* you finally go lesbo when I’m no longer dating women!

    Of course, I’m no longer dating women because I’m in a relationship. Not because I’ve decided to shun boobies just out of spite.

  4. Annika

    June 9, 2010 at 8:24pm

    Oh, I’ve been a lesbo. I’ve just never been mistaken for one.

  5. Annika

    June 9, 2010 at 9:07pm

    Well, times 3. She pretty much had me pegged.

    …I’m sure there’s a way to misread that.

  6. georgia

    June 9, 2010 at 9:30pm

    my sister and i have been mistaken for a lesbian couple before. a few times, actually.

    and one time when T and i were first married we were at the bank setting up a joint account and the bank lady asked us if we were brother and sister.
    .-= georgia´s last post ..A work in progress =-.

  7. Anne

    June 10, 2010 at 5:23am

    Love everything about this post!

  8. Swistle

    June 10, 2010 at 7:42am

    This is so wonderful. It’s odd how the second mis-assumption turns the whole thing from “a little cringey” to WONDERFUL AND I LOVE IT.
    .-= Swistle´s last post ..Fast Food and Walmart =-.

  9. DropEdge

    June 13, 2010 at 5:56pm

    There is so much going on in this post for it to be so short–and I love EVERY. SINGLE. BIT.
    .-= DropEdge´s last post ..My Glee Wishlist =-.

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