What’s wrong with girls?

Re. One problem few moms will discuss, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2009

Re. One problem few moms will discuss, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2009

Perhaps I misinterpreted Angie Wagner’s article, but its message suggested that there is yet another reason for some people to be dissatisfied: there are parents whose children were born with the ‘wrong’ gender.

What?

For a long while, now, there have been rumours-cum-promises that parents will soon be able to map out their future child’s/children’s physical attributes et al with the ease of planning a summer sojourn.

Is there an implication that the eventual purpose of any science-based invention, development, and/or improvement, is merely to appease the pouting portion of the populace? Those whose mind set says ‘I don’t like surprises, so don’t give me what I don’t want’?

Are they the individuals who, as children (or as adults with child-like outlooks and expectations), did/do they have the spoiled-brat attitude?

When people would ask Dad if he was disappointed that he was father to four daughters and had no sons, he’d laugh.

“No,” he’d say, “because I like women!”

And then there are likely some Advocate readers who might gasp and think they should admonish dad for having such an outlook.

I never had the inclination to think that he thought of himself as inadequate, nor did he try to out-manoeuvre Mother Nature.

Maybe we girls pleasantly surprised him.

Who knows?

Colleen McNaught

Bentley

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