A Man I’d Just Met (MIJM) and a Woman I Don’t Know Well (WIDKW) greeted each other as I poured myself some coffee. They asked each other about their families. MIJM said he has a baby daughter and a 4 year old daughter.
WIDKW: Oh, two girls!
MIJM: Yep, but the 4 year old isn’t a girl! She has girl parts, but she’s not a girl! She’s so rough-and-tumble and curious.
WIDKW: I love that! “She has girl parts but she’s not a girl!” Hahah!
MIJM: She’s such a handful, but she’s awesome!
Something tells me MIJM does not have a trans child. She just doesn’t act the way MIJM thinks “girls” act, so he only sort of considers her a girl. It’s touching that thinks so highly of her, but not so touching that he associates physicality and inquisitiveness with boys (or, perhaps more accurately, not-girls).