Friday, May 28, 2010

Boy Howdy: in which I rant, just a little

another photo by my SIL, of WBH, Stinky, and Uncle Bubba

When I talked to a friend at church (who has four grown sons) after our ultrasound, she laughed and promised me "Someday, you will come home, and walk in the door, and be overwhelmed by the smell. It's the shoes."

I shopped for my guys today. Battling other moms and wives at the clearance rack, I came home with a pretty good haul. Returning home, a former derby teammate was lamenting on Facebook about the excess of pink in clothes for her future rollergirl. I couldn't help but smile as I looked in my shopping bag and saw stripes, plaids, and solids in some very masculine colors.

A few days ago I went back to the place where I used to work to visit some of our clientele. When I told one of the elderly women that was so sweet to me each morning that I worked that I was having another boy, her response was "Oh. Well, that's okay, too." I wanted to respond by saying "Are you kidding me?! It's GREAT!"

I'm probably a little defensive about this. I've gotten a few responses like that woman's lately, and they bother me. Make no mistake, I couldn't be more excited about having another boy. I do think about having a girl when we see Miss G, a friend from church, and her stinkin' adorable golden pigtails (seriously, she's so cute I could just die). The truth is, we would be thrilled with any child we're blessed with, we are thrilled about this one, and the Y chromosome that helped create him.

So, there will not be any pink or pigtails in our immediate future, Nevertheless, I am thrilled that soon, we get to bring home a brother, a nephew, a grandson, our boy.


Liz said...

There seems to be a lot of the whole being sad if you're not having girl, going around. While I would also love to have a girl to make frilly things for I LOVE having my two boys close together. They are AWESOME buddies and get to wrestle and play in the dirt together. I just need to learn how to make ties and vests etc. Then I can cutify them up =-).

balloongal said...

We're thrilled you're having a boy. It does seem confusing that people think you wouldn't be thrilled. You already know how to deal with a boy. I was nervous about my second child being a boy because I knew what girls were like. Of course I was thrilled anyway, because any child is an amazing gift. YAY for boys (and girls).

Tami said...

All comments hereafter are to be read with caution: Boys are easier in a lot of ways than girls!! Seriously! I have 4 boys, 1 girl and I LOVE having a girl for so many reasons. But truth be told, I am grateful for 4 boys. You'll see why as you go along. Beside, what woman doesn't want a bunch of boys fighting over her attention, racing to open her door and forgiving her of her moodiness! It rocks!!
There, honest sharing done.

Becky Home-ecky said...

YEAH!!!YEAH!!! I love boys! And I'm so, so, excited for you to have more!!

Oh my gosh, I just want to drive two hours down there to squeeze you. This is going to be awesome!

earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

I have five brothers. I always wanted a sister . . . now I have five, and they are the smartest women I know because they married my awesome brothers. (They may or may not also be the most tolerant.) Boys . . . you've just got to love them.