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Scary Mommy Will Use Gender Roles As Humor

Scary Mommy, supposed to be funny, has a delightful post up titled “25 Ways You Know You Have A Boy“. Apparently this is supposed to be some kind of funny listicle about parenting a son. In reality it’s a tl;dr modern version of defining male gender with snakes, snails, and puppy dog tails.

I’m going to ignore points #2 (“A girl makes eyes at your son and you have this weird urge to pull her aside and call her a “s**t” (whether she’s 6 or 16).”) and #6 (“Your child asks you to marry him and you’re totally considering it.”) because I don’t even know why these kinds of thoughts would be happening unless your son is named Oedipus. But overall, her little list could really apply to children of either sex, right? I mean I loved “Airplane” and “Fletch”, regularly took my pants off in public, and rode the golden retriever. I’m also pretty sure my parents stepped on my legos, and guess what – I have a vagina.

Am I the only one that doesn’t really understand the humor in this list? I just don’t get it, but maybe you have to have a son to understand.