I’m a proud father of another beautiful baby daughter born yesterday, I’m amazed at how many people subtlety express ‘disappointment’ that I didn’t have a son.
This is our third daughter. My wife and I are 3 for 3. We are beyond happy. We left this one as a surprise so we didn’t find out the gender until she was born.
Our two other daughters talked all the time about wanting a sister. From the start, I said I hoped and wanted another daughter. So many people would say “no I think you’re having a boy” and I would say, nope, I’m almost certain it’s going to be a girl.
Thing is. I love being a girl dad. It’s been the crowning achievement of my life to be blessed with now 4 amazing females in my life.
But man I can’t stand the whole “are you going to try for a boy?” from my parents Or “are you okay you didn’t have a son?” And every other derivation of a similar theme.
Now granted it’s not everyone. It’s mostly people who still have cultural patriarchal mindsets. But still, I honestly don’t get it.
Anyways, just wanted to vent.
Here are what netizens think:
- Congrats, they are very lucky to have a father like you. My father never let myself and my two sisters forget how disappointed he was that he didn’t have a son.
- My dad had always made it known that he dreamed of having a son with a very specific name, who he’d hunt, and who he could bestow all of his manly wisdoms on. Somehow, my oldest brother wound up with a different name and he’s not really a “man’s man” anyway; he’s very quiet and meek, sweet, and an accomplished chef.
- Sounds like your dad wanted an exact copy of himself and not a child. Should have gotten a dog.