Adults Say The Darndest Things

A few weeks ago, the children and I were in an elevator with a man around my age. He had reddish hair, so when he spoke to me I expected it to be a comment about Sam and Grace’s ginger mops. I get a lot of those, and they’re always the nicest coming from a fellow redhead.

Instead he said, “You have both genders?”

It was odd phrasing, but I told him yes, I have a boy and a girl.

“Good work!” he commended me as the elevator arrived at its destination.

I was and remain baffled as to how I could possibly have had anything to do with their sexes. I just grew them, dude.

3 thoughts on “Adults Say The Darndest Things

  1. SemiCrunchyMom

    July 2, 2011 at 7:44am

    After Pixie was born, we got a lot of ‘million-dollar family’ comments, because we now had one of each. Drove me NUTS.

  2. Jess

    July 5, 2011 at 9:54am

    Yeah, if anything, he should’ve been congratulating Will. Genetically speaking, he’s the one what dun it.

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