I became familiar with Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press because he is a Sunday morning regular on ESPN's The Sports Reporters. I like and admire a lot of his sports commentary on that show through the years. I also know that he has become a popular author of several books, perhaps most notably of "Tuesdays with Morrie" which I hope to read sometime eventually.
I admit to being surprised to find his commentary in the Boston Herald about the Canadian couple who are not telling anyone the gender of their third child so it can decide its gender when it is ready.
Only Fools Deny Baby's Gender
Mitch does not mince words and I think that is a good thing. These people really think it is obnoxious for parents to make choices for infants and small children. I thought that is part of the responsibility of being a parent and of being an adult. And am I really to believe that the five-year old boy made the choice entirely on his own to dress in pink, paint his nails, and wear a stud in his ear?
I guess nobody yet has told these parents that by choosing not to identify their infant by gender, they have made a choice, a very obnoxious choice using their words, but a choice nonetheless. And whatever they say or do and whatever the child eventually decides, the child was born either a boy or a girl and that is a fact.