Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What in the world?

So last week while on vacation I decided I would take a little alone time in the hotel and see what the television had to offer. Being that we don't have broadcast TV in our home (for too many reasons to list; you know you don't want me to anyway:) I knew I wouldn't find much to my liking, but I needed some distraction from my drug-induced headache (legal drugs, that is; I had a horrid tooth infection).

So I happened upon one of those 20/20 type programs (I don't know if it was that show or not). Barbara Walters was interviewing a couple about their six-year-old daughter. They seemed like an intelligent pair, and were obviously upper-middle-class.

Their daughter had made a progressive decision, and her progressive parents had gone along with it.

She had decided at the tender age of 5 that she no longer wanted to be a boy.

Yes, you read that right. You see, she was born a boy... but always desired (in those long first years of her life) to be a girl.

They had her decked out in stylish girl clothing, little girl's make-up (which my 6-year-old would not be wearing) and even have her invite little girlfriends over for play-dates.

Remember, no body changes have been made (to put it delicately); can you imagine how unusual this must be for her school-mates (please tell me it is so).

Is anyone confused yet? I can't even keep it straight for this post.

And should you happen to feel I am making fun of this boy/girl, you're quite wrong. This little girl really doesn't know what she's doing (or atleast it's far-reaching effects). As far as her parents are concerned... I think I'll leave that one unsaid.

What amazed me was the way this news program portrayed this as a courageous and newsworthy story; please, please tell me there are more inspirational things going on in our country... or anywhere else!

It would seem I'm really not missing out on anything after all.

3 comments:

Nikki said...

It's about time you updated this blog!! I have almost stopped checking it.

This poor little boy is so messed up by his parents. At five years old, who knows what he wants? I wanted to be a boy when I was little, too, but my parents were wise enough to keep me a girl. (I thought boys had more fun.)

You know, it had to be his parents who put those thoughts in his mind. I bet they wanted a girl and this is how they are fulfulling that wish. It is really sick!

Brandi said...

I think I saw that same program a while back. There were several age groups that she (B.W.) covered and by the time it came to the teen(s) I had to turn the T.V. off. I only watched as long as I did because I wanted to see if anything showed up that the parents had done. There was one set of twins (I think) in which the boy wanted to switch to being a girl. I noticed in all the pictures that the parents dressed the little girl in frilly dresses for holidays while the boy was always in play clothes. I really doubt that his wanting to switch was any coincidence. It's so very sad.

Frasypoo said...

They are crazy!I understand parents want to be supportive but 5 years is too young!

PS:On the political part...I would hate it if-you-know-who won!
I am almost leaning towards my husbands theory that he may be the antiChrist!