01 February 2012

Conversing with the Elderly

 I love the elderly. They're like racist babies that never stop complaining about how damn expensive things are. Fun. They're not such great listeners though. While having a picnic outside today an old lady came out of her house and we had this conversation:

Old Lady: "Oh, what a beautiful baby! I was looking out my window and just had to come over."

Me: "Thank you! Natalie, do you want to say hi?"

Natalie: Looking at a little boy walking by

Me: "Looks like she's more interested in that little boy."

Old Lady: "Looks more interested in that little boy."

Me: That's what I just said.

Old Lady: "How old is he?"

Me: Completely caught off guard I blurted the first number that came to mind. "She's three weeks." Huh?

Old Lady: "Oh it's a she? Wow, three weeks?!"

Me: "No, I mean..."

Old Lady: "You mean three months?"

Me: "No, I mean eight weeks."


I knew it was inevitable for someone to mistake my baby for a boy someday. I wasn't offended in the least, just a little confused. I'm just going to assume the lady was so entranced by her beautiful little face and couldn't see the gender specific clothes. Or hear me call her Natalie and use the term "she".

Oh, well.

Here's a picture of my food, because I know you really give a crap what I ate.

Gazing at the sky.
The sky.
Kissin' my baby.

Fell asleep in no time.
Starting to wake. I love the faces she makes.
Zombie baby coming to life!
Awake and not happy.
Figuring this life thing out.
Pretty sure flowers don't usually grow in February.

18 Thoughts :

Callie Lynch February 1, 2012 at 6:53 PM  

I work with elderly for my job and a lot of them just don't have a sensor for when to stop. Can be hilarious or can be frustrating! She is such a beautiful little GIRL :)

Bennett Love

Caiti February 1, 2012 at 7:10 PM  

I can't believe I am going to have one of these in 2 months. She doesn't look boyish at all. Crazy old lady. ;)

Stephanie February 1, 2012 at 7:18 PM  

I have a huge soft spot for the elderly too. During my maternity leave I would go with JJ to our restaurant once a week and the old people loved to come up to me and look at Chloe. There were a few times they mistook her for a boy even when she was head to toe in pink. Oh well. We don't put bows in her hair so it's bound to happen. Looks like you had a perfect afternoon with your little girl!

Shannon February 1, 2012 at 8:11 PM  

BAHAhahahaha..."..i know you really give a crap what i ate"


Shannon February 1, 2012 at 8:17 PM  

Well *he* looks great in pink. :)

MOMMY TALK WITH STEPH February 1, 2012 at 9:20 PM  

First off, I do give a crap what you eat. Ha ha. Secondly, thanks for you comment. We are very happy! I am glad we didn't get a kitten either. Lol. And thirdly, when William was growing up, and even now, people still thinks he is a girl. Because his hair is a little long, he automatically is a girl. Even though he is wearing boy clothes, doing boy things, and clearly a boy to me, some people just can never tell the obvious. So don't worry about it. And I forget how old William is all the time. I say the wrong thing all the time. It's funny! Have a great day!

Our Happy Married Life... February 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM  

new to your blog. Your baby girl is precious. I don't understand why everyone mistakes girls for boys. Our baby girl was dressed head to toe pink (and always is) the other day at Whole Foods and this stranger proceeded to call her a boy twice even after being corrected. Are all baby's boys? Like all dogs are "he's" I don't get it. Oh well. :)

Danielle-Marie February 1, 2012 at 10:46 PM  

Soooo cute! My son got mistaken for a girl three times. THREE TIMES.

Holly February 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM  

LOL at the strange old lady! That would have confused me a bit too. :P
Hehe I like Zombie Baby! Too funny!

Rose February 1, 2012 at 11:50 PM  

haha!! gotta love the oldies ;) I love baby's facial expressions!

Kate @ Daffodils February 2, 2012 at 12:03 AM  

'racist babies' haha love it! All her little faces are pricless!

Megan February 2, 2012 at 10:27 AM  

First thing first, SHE is gorgeous! And I love the zombie baby eyes, my youngest does the same. :)

This made me laugh, gotta love the oldies. And my daughter has been mistaken for a boy....while wearing a BOW! lol.

~Summer~ February 2, 2012 at 12:58 PM  

Hey Sean,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I really appreciate your sweet concern for Angel. She's fine now, don't worry. By the way, your girl is really beautiful and gorgeous (love the zombie pic, it's a classic) and the weird thing is no matter how pretty they are, people still mistake them for a boy sometimes. =) It's funny, sometimes I just play along. But well, wait till her hair gets longer and she will radiate more beauty than you ever imagined. Stay in touch!

And Thanks for taking part in my giveaway!

Amanda @ New Adventures February 2, 2012 at 10:35 PM  

Umm I'm sorry but Natalie looks sooo much like a girl plus the clothes- come on lady! Looks like a good day in the park though! Love all the cute pictures :)

jessicaclarke February 3, 2012 at 12:47 AM  

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marie February 3, 2012 at 12:56 PM  

Glenn always says he can't wait to be old so he can wear stripes and plaids and crazy outfits and no one will dare say anything cause he's just an old man.

I am sure that lady didn't hear you, your vision and hearing go out the window as you age. It's already happening to me!

Katie February 3, 2012 at 8:14 PM  

LOL, first I love the story. You are seriously hilarious. Second, Natalie is serious sooo precious!

jessica February 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM  

Bahahahah! The elderly really are like racist babies that never stop complaining how expensive everything is! I know this, since I live with my fiance's grandmother. I LOVE her, but sometimes, it is really hard to have a conversation with her! I wonder if we'll be like this one day? Probably.

Natalie is adorable! Such a beautiful baby GIRL!