56: Doesn't Matter

So we  had a lot of reasons for not wanting to know the gender of our children before birth. Mainly that in the United States there is so much social conditioning that goes on we wanted them at least to be born, before people started attributing sex as an explanation for their behaviors. We also didn't want piles of ugly sports or princess themed clothes (though after my son's birth I still got a small collection of uber masculine, and in my opinion, ugly boy's clothes. Will be curious to see what my girl gets...it did totally drive the parents up a wall though. My favorite argument that my mom gave for why we should find out about number 2 was that our son needed to know...except at 2.75 he still doesn't have a concept of gender, so I'm pretty sure giving the fetus a sex would just have confused him. I had a lot of friends second time round who wanted to give me baby clothes. I kept telling them I put my son in dresses, I'd take and dress up the baby in whatever they gave me regardless of gender. They never took me up on the offer, which is ironic, because these were all mothers of girls and number 2 turned out to be a girl...So in short I now I have a boy running around in what's traditionally girl clothes and a boy who is being dressed entirely in gifted drab, masculine onesies that her brother wore...