Don't get too excited, folks. No daughter here.
[Baby fever has begun, though.]
Here's snippets of 2 conversations with total strangers today.
In Bath & Body Works:
(As Declan says "hiiiiiii" to anyone that would pay attention)
Lady behind counter: "Your daughter is so sweet"
Me: "Thanks, my son has tons of personality"
Lady behind counter: "Your SON- sorry I looked at the hair and not at the clothes"
Me: thinking but not talking- HUH?
(Declan made this one easy by signing "thank you" and saying byeeee- his favorite thing to do at stores. Do you think I take this child on too many errands? Whoops.)
Moving on to Victoria Secret:
Declan's charming everyone as usual as we wait in line.
Random lady: "My granddaughter socializes with everyone just like your daughter"
Me: "He's pretty fun!"
Random lady: "Sorry, hun. Thought he was a girl with that long hair. I had a daughter-in-law that couldn't give in to that first cut either. She even put it in a pony tail in the summer (gasps)."
Me: "No worries- to each their own, huh?"
Random lady- "So are you planning on cutting it soon? He has such a handsome face!"
Me: "Not at all- we think he rocks the mullet."
Random lady- awkward smile, walks away
Ha! I love the conversations the long hair is starting. Should I make a shirt that says "yes, my son's hair is long and, no, we have no current plans to cut it." Kidding, of course.
C'mon now, he does "rock the mullet" don't you think? :)