Friday, June 3, 2011

Is it a boy or girl?

PHOTO: Storm in red, gets a cuddle from his older brother Jazz.
 Genderless Baby?
This is so weird! Saw this on Facebook this morning and was like "WHAT!" 
Isn't the most exciting part of having a baby finding out the gender and buying all the cutesy pink or blue things??Announcing to the family and friends what your having??
I mean I understand wanting to raise a child without the gender stereotypes but is it going to harm the child in the long run? Is this merely a way for the parents to get nation wide attention? Their "15 minutes in the spotlight"? And why did they start with their 3rd child? To top it all off these parents believe in unschooling.
When this child gets a little bit older, what will he or she wear, play with, identify with? Do they give the child some of everything or just gender neutral clothes/toys? Are these parents letting this child someday choose which sex he or she would like to live with? 
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to judge these people or their decisions. 
I mean it is their child whom they can raise as they wish, but why this way? 
This just blows my mind. 
How do they plan on keeping this a secret? 
Eventually it will come out. 
I believe this child will be totally confused and ridiculed as he/she gets older. 
I'm sorry, it's just strange...


Anonymous said...

my husband showed me this article and i found it absolutely absurd. i feel bad for the child. i do actually believe that every human being, male or female has specific roles they were meant to fulfill here on the earth according to their gender and this poor child will just be confused his/her young life which will totally affect him/her later on... not that men cant cook and woman cant work, that's not what i mean by my above statement.. i know every family is different and you're right, we cant judge, but this situation is out of the norm. i think they are definitely looking for that 15 minutes of fame but who i am to say? crazy world we live in!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

It's weird!

Whit said...

Every single thought you voiced in this post crossed my mind when I first read this story.
I feel bad for the baby. While they are trying to make this such a beautiful thing, I think in the future this will just cause heartache.

Annabelle said...

They are forcing just as much babble and crap on the kid as any gender role related issue.

Just let your kids be kids, sheesh.

The Tame Lion said...

Vigorously nodding my head in agreement with all the comments above.