Tomorrow night my family is hosting a gender reveal party for my brother and sister-in-law’s first child. For those of you who don’t know what a gender reveal party is, it’s basically a special way for expecting parents and their friends and family to discover together what the sex of their child is going to be. The way it usually works is this: To-be parents get their ultrasound in a sealed envelope and take it to a baker or tight-lipped friend to make a cake. Then at the party, the parents cut into the cake and pull out a slice that’s either pink (for girl) or blue (for boy).
One of my good friends had her own reveal party last April. And it was so exciting to watch her and her husband find out what they were going to have. Side note: My friend’s daughter was born in August and she was named Gemma after Gemma Doyle from A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. Yes, my friend ROCKS!
Before the big reveal happens, however, everyone at the party usually has to guess what the baby’s gender is going to be. Boy or girl? Harry or Hermione? (My brother and sister-in-law are not using those names. But I am until I know what the name is going to be. It’s better than saying “It” or “Him” or “Her”.)
So, help me out, here. Who should I cast my vote for tomorrow night? Harry or Hermione? I’ll take the majority and go with it, because I honestly have no idea! In the past, I would’ve gone with “Hermione” automatically. I’m a girly girl, so it just makes sense to want a niece to play dress up with, throw tea parties and paint each other’s nails. But then my older sister went and had two boys, and I realized playing trains, roaring like a T-Rex, and flying around like an airplane is super fun too.
Ah! Help! Which should I pick? Boy or girl? Harry or Hermione?