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Friday, February 20, 2009

Small Sprog has issues!

The children have gone, but I thought I'd leave you with this one......

Small Sprog has made a new friend, who lives, some of the time, just down the road. They are both the same age and height, but Small Sprog has dark curls and the friend has long fair hair. The friends name is Gabriel, quite a name to live up to I always think, and not a name Small Sprog has come across before.

He came home after playing with Gabriel the other night; "She's coming to call for me later" he said.
"He's coming, you mean?" I replied
Small Sprog looked at me in a strange way.
"She's coming" he repeated
"It's a boy!" I laughed.
Small Sprog was puzzled. The friends hair was very long and he was quite 'pretty' for a boy I suppose.
"I thought she was a 'tom boy'!" Says Small Sprog, looking a little embarrassed.

Most of Small Sprogs friends are girls, so it was an easy mistake I guess. Well it could happen to anyone couldn't it?!

16 comments:

Maggie May said...

Well yes, I suppose it could!
Funny!

Tawny said...

Oh how very cute! I hope it is not too quiet without the children

Kitty said...

Awwwwww. x

Steve said...

Always nice to know that at grass roots level gender doesn't really matter when choosing friends!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

This post made me smile suburbia :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Gabriel is a tough name to live up to, I would imagine! Children are always full of such moments of wonder, non?

I just realised there is a rain-effect on your umbrella picture - It's very lovely x

Mean Mom said...

LOL! It's not really important, at that age, in the scheme of things, I'm sure. No doubt Small Sprog will have got the hang of this gender thing by the time it matters!

Dori said...

My 10-year-old nephew had the most beautiful long, blond curls. He was constantly getting annoyed when people would call him a girl. I explained that it was the price he had to pay for such amazing hair! His best friend is a girl and they had almost the exact same hair--from the back they looked like twins. So sweet.

SS would have been in for a shock if he and the "tom boy" ever went swimming together! :D

nick said...

As long as he doesn't think it's wrong for a boy to look that pretty....

Working mum said...

Well I thought the Angel Gabriel was a girl for years because he was always played by a girl in the nativity play. So not so daft then!

Letty - A Little Girl With A Curl said...

Poor Small Sprog!

I hope you have a good weekend, even though your precous ones are away, make some time for yourself.

love and light,
Letty ;0))))))))))

Liz said...

I wonder if he checked up later ...

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

pre-raphaelite curls perhaps?

the eternal worrier said...

Don’t worry. By the time he’s a teenager he’ll defiantly notice if it’s a girl’s long hair, Lol.

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Elizabeth said...

A wonderful anecdote!