Wednesday, September 22, 2004
( 9:56 AM ) teahouse
Moms Can Be So Cruel
My mom said to me on the phone the other night, "When I had you, I was disappointed that you were a girl and not a boy."
"Mom!!" I wailed. "You're not supposed to say things like that to your daughter!"
"Well, it's true," she said, placidly. "I wanted a boy, and you weren't a boy, so I was disappointed."
Pause. "But you turned out ok. You were smart and did well in school, and now you have a good job. So I guess you're just as good as a boy. With your sister, I always knew she would be a girl, so I wasn't disappointed. But with you, I had other hopes."
Well, in response to her, I'd have to say that there are many people who are probably pretty glad I was a girl. All of the boys I've ever dated, for example.