Just wondering if people get your child's s.ex wrong, and whether this bothers you, and whether you correct them? For example, if you're chatting to a random at the shops, or at the park - and they assume your child is a girl, when he's a boy, or a boy when she's a girl. Does this bother you?
I get this a bit. My almost 2 yr old DS's hair is a bit long, and despite the fact he wears what would ordinarily be regarded as boy's clothes, randoms often refer to him as a girl. This doesn't bother me, and I usually don't bother correcting them - though I might think more about this as his language comprehension gets better.
Some people seem to be mortified though if their child is mistaken for the other s.ex.
I was just reading that BH article, for example, about the woman whose girl was playing with trucks or something like that in the shops, and someone thought she was a boy. The mum was upset about this, and talked about how kids can play with whatever they want (which I am completely on board with of course), but she was very keen to have it known that her child was a girl.
What do you think?