Lo and behold, she has another boy ---- and she dressed him in those dresses (luckily she didn't name him the girl's name). He doesn't remember any of it,but she has told this story to me many times. When we had our daughter, she gave me those dresses for her (surprised she didn't give them to me when we had our firstborn (son).
Now my hubby turned out fine, all man, but I wonder about his mother --- something just wasn't right about that woman.
My father wanted a boy and got 4 girls. So, instead of adopting one, or borrowing a nephew, he tried to make us boys, at least the two oldest - mostly me. It’s was confusing. He taught us how to shoot and how to work on cars. He’d throw footballs at me, which would double me over when I tried to catch it. He’d take me hunting (I was the bird dog - he’d shoot it and I’d have to retrieve it. I would cry because the poor bird was dead).
Luckily, I was a bit of a tom-boy, so it wasn’t all bad. I still am at 51 and do pretty well in the world, although I seem to have missed some girl lessons. Decorating is a complete mystery to me. What the hell is “decore” and why is it so important? However, my husband and I have been married for 30 years and we have a great time. He loves the tom-boy side of me, as well as the girl side.
Our daughter is all girl - dresses, make-up, hair. She’s been that way from the beginning. We made sure she knew how to do some “boy” things. She is well acquainted with firearms, for instance, and can kill, skin and butcher something if she needs too. (Actually, better then me. I still cry). She married a guy who sews, otherwise, he’s pretty manly (and funny).
So, who knows. The kid will either grow up a drag queen or reject what his mother tried to make him and he’ll end up on the WWF.