I woke this morning to a sick little guy. Fever. Cough. Fussy. Rushing him to the doctor we took the first appointment with the first available doctor. It was a new doctor but he seemed nice enough [Looking past the huge "Obamacare will kill the country" poster on his office door]. Still, I raised an eyebrow when he leaned his stethoscope in and said okay sweetheart lets listen to your lungs, and then hi beautiful, lets look at the throat wondering, does he think Waleed is a girl? But then all doubt erased when he said, she has a viral infection give her pain relievers, it will pass by Saturday.
Now I understand Waleed is not Joe, Barney or Bartholomew so it might be misconstrued as female or at best unclear. And I get he's a busy doctor who didn't check the chart for gender but I'm just surprised. He seems so boyish to me. I thought back to the one other time that someone mistook him for a girl and realized a common theme in both incidents. The outfit:
Let me be clear- I don't mind people thinking he's a girl. He's a baby. A baby who actually looks just like me as a baby but I just don't get it. Is it the outfit? Green frogs are girlie and I missed the memo? Or do I just have a very pretty little boy?