Yesterday was Mister Man's birthday. He turned 9 on 10/11/12. It was pretty cool, I thought - and yes, the post next Tuesday will be the recipe for the cherry cake with fudge filling and triple berry frosting I made. Yum.
As we went through the presents, Mister Man was excited. He got all sorts of fun things from my parents (and two books on Greek mythology from us that he loved). My mom is never one to let one child have the spotlight and the other child remain to the side, so much like we had the "birthday sister" when I was growing up, she made sure to have a present for Little Miss, though at least it wasn't wrapped.
As Mister Man worked his way down the pile (my parents tend to go overboard), her present became visible, and she loves her new Halloween shirt.
Mister Man got to his last box, and he soundly denounced it as "clothes." He opened it up, and he was right - it was clothing. He held it up to show us, and my husband and I looked at each other....
Personally, I noticed the hot pink on the inside of the collar and around the "Boo!" first. My husband noticed the sequins first. We both noticed that the cut of the shirt is a girl cut. My mom still didn't understand. She bought a black shirt. Why wouldn't it be for boys?
It was only when I asked her if she had moved from the girl department before finding this that it really dawned on her. Remember the nursery rhyme rewrites? She's losing it.
And that black shirt? Well, Little Miss two Halloween shirts now.