“What do you mean?” she asked me.
“I mean I’m having a boy,” I said, a bit more slowly this time. There was silence on the other end.
“Come on,” she said after a while, “is it April Fools or something? How could you gave a boy?”
Of course it made absolutely no sense, after all there was nothing that prevented me from having a boy, but apparently since I was a girl and I already had a daughter, my mother thought that I was somehow incapable gestating anything with a Y chromosome. And then the panic set in. A BOY? WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT BOYS?!
Some people reassured us that having a boy was no different than having a girl. And during infancy that may well be true (except for the diaper changes, obviously. And I just have two words to say about that: Point. Down.) But as they grow, in my experience, there are certain truths about most boys. Obviously not all, there are exceptions to every rule (with the exception of POINT. DOWN. Trust me on this)
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