Remember the parents who are keeping the gender of their infant a secret? Well, this interview with them on Q, a program on CBC radio, is perhaps the only follow-up story we'll get to the one that appeared in the Toronto Star a couple of weeks ago. The family has been taken aback by the public reaction and completely inundated with media requests which they have turned down. They said no to Oprah -- so presumably there's no reality show in their future. I wasn't really surprised by anything they had to say except that Kathy Witterick, the mom, didn't mention the picture book X, A Fabulous Child's Story as the inspiration for the idea. She says it was Jazz, their son, who came up with the idea after listening to something about babies and gender on Free to Be You & Me. She also took umbrage with the criticism that they are putting too much pressure on their children to keep this secret. She says it is not a secret, it is private. I know what she's getting at although it's not a completely clear distinction. The interview is well worth a listen -- here's that link again.
I haven't stopped thinking about this since I first heard of it -- it's a fascinating story, with lots to think about, particularly if you are raising little kids. (And isn't "Storm" an apt name?)