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Five family things!


  1. As many of you have heard, [bugaloo] (short for [untitled 2: electric boogaloo] -- I spelled it wrong originally and it stuck) is a boy! We're very excited, mostly because now we can CLEAN OUT THE BASEMENT and go through all of S's baby clothes.

  2. My first thought when I saw that fetus penis was, "Oh, hell no, I am not cleaning toilets with three boys in this house." (I clean the bathrooms and E cleans the kitchen, mostly because E can't clean the bathrooms to my standard, and I can't clean the kitchen to his.)

  3. Explaining to S that we know the baby is a boy, but that the baby isn't here yet, is a bit trickier than I thought it would be.

  4. When I was younger, I thought a lot about what girls need in order to be confident and feminist in this world. Now, though, I'm excited that we have the chance to raise well-rounded, confident, feminist boys in this world.

  5. This morning, I told S that today we were going to find out if the baby was going to be a boy or a girl. He responded, clear as could be, "Maybe it's a goy!" His first wordplay! That's definitely the first time I've heard him combine two words like that to make a new one and/or to be funny. Plus, there's the added bonus of the unintentional multi-lingual pun, as S and [bugaloo] and I are all in fact goyim. I am very excited about this major milestone!


Have a great weekend, everyone!

Comments

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listersgirl
Jun. 16th, 2012 01:36 am (UTC)
I suspect Sam and bugaloo are going to be awesome feminist men under your influence.
rms10
Jun. 16th, 2012 03:54 am (UTC)
Thank you! I certainly hope so! It's been easy so far -- he doesn't watch TV, and his daycare provider is a classic Berkeley hippie.
majea
Jun. 16th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Hee. I've been referring to my second book as Elemental Boogaloo. Clearly, we are both 1. children of the 80s and 2. dorks.

I like #4. It seems a wonderful way to view your responsibilities. Goodness knows the world could use a couple of outspoken feminist boys at least as much as it needs outspoken feminist girls.
rms10
Jun. 16th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
I had to explain to my mom, "A title of '________ 2: Electric Boogaloo' is a joke name for a sequel...."

And thank you! It's not something we've often had to consciously think about, other than finding enough children's books with female protagonists. But it's going to get a lot harder when he starts watching TV, and when he goes to a larger preschool.
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