I'm getting kind of fed up with everybody thinking Anja is a boy. I don't know what else I can do. I've pierced her ears, I dress her almost exclusively in pink, I gave her a name that is not accepted as being both genders. It's not like she goes out of the house in blue pajamas every day. She always wears very girlie shoes, socks, shirts or dresses, and accessories. She wears a purple coat. The only thing that maybe, if you're legally blind, could be mistaken as boys clothes would be when she's wearing blue jeans, but even those are all decorated either with ruffles around the ankles, bows on the beltline, or flowers and pink patches on them if they are overalls! I seriously don't know what more I can do to make my daughter look like a girl. And I know she resembles her daddy, but for crying out loud, it's not like she's growing freaking facial hair. And I know that she's still bald, but there isn't much I can do about that. Martin says it won't matter. He says even when she has hair, strangers will approach her and tell her that the french braids might not be such a good look for a guy. Ugh. I'm beginning to find this VERY irritating.
And then last night someone at church asked us if she was ten months old. Ten months!! Good grief. When Martin told them she was nearly sixteen months, the lady was very surprised and commented on how little she is. No she's not little! She might be a little bit on the short side, but she makes up for it with her big head, and she isn't even THAT short. It's not like she's undernourished and therefore not growing properly. Gee whiz.
But truth be told, I'd rather people reckognize she's a girl and think she's abnormally small than to just assume she's a boy, despite the clothing that screams "FEMALE."
Anyway. Happy Johnny Cash Day! If you go down to K.Dee's wearing all black you'll get your coffee for a nickel. This morning Anja woke up surprisingly early at 6:00, so we were all three able to go down together. That's where everyone called her a boy. Martin walked to the bus stop from there while Anja and I stayed awhile longer; then when we got home I put on her new $5.00 rain coat and we took a nice long walk around downtown. We went to the library too, looking for a few specific things, and they had none of what I wanted. Boo. At least Anja looked super adorable in her rain coat, AND she loved wearing it. I took pictures of her and the whole reason I'm started making this blog post in the first place was to post those pictures, but our computer is running ridiculously low on space and I can't upload anymore pictures. We have a way to remedy it by putting all our pictures and music files on a desktop, but that takes time, which is something we don't seem to have these days. We haven't even been playing Bananagrams!!!!!