Androgynous is the New Macho

It’s bizarre. 7 out of 10 strangers will mistake Tru for a girl, and it used to really bug me. Ok, so he’s got bangs. And longer-than-average lashes. And pretty, big eyes. And a charming grin. But I assure you, HE’S A BOY. I can show you if you want.

In spite of my best efforts to dress him up in dudish duds, I still encounter blind cows who insist that he’s a chick. Look, the universal rules have not changed. Boys dress in blue and girls dress in pink. Just check the color, people, it’s not that hard.

Like I said, it used to really bug me.

That’s until I had a moment of truth. You know, when the glass shatters and you suddenly see a side that was really there all along, and you never see it in quite the same light again. The kind of OMG I WAS THE BLIND COW moment that changes your life forever.

Sometimes, all it takes is an innocuous object, like say, a little pink hairclip to change everything. Take a gander.

I'm so pretty!

I'm so pretty!

So I say, revel in it my boy, androgynous is the new macho.

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7 responses to “Androgynous is the New Macho

  1. Oh my gosh! Is that a pretty babe or what, Tru looks GORGEOUS!! Keep writing, you’re brilliant and I can’t wait for the next…

    jo

  2. So cute girl! eerr…boy…girl…boy oops hehe

  3. Daff, this is ridiculously funny! Your entries had me grinning from ear to ear like a mad clown in office — I think you’re in the running for Best Mum Blog of the Year 2009!!

  4. HEHEHE!!! Sooo pretty! Oops! 😉

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  6. I had my boy mistaken as a girl and my girl called a boy when they were that young.

    Maybe that’s the way babies are meant to be. My mum loved helping to dress the girl with ambiguous colour codes just for the fun of it.

    But I must say, my, this chap’s really sweet!

    • Haha, I’m gonna dress my girl in boy’s clothes just for kicks. And Tru says thanks for the lovely compliment!

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