There is something I think I likely will get as gifts, but no way would I use. I don't NEED anything and in the past, I have always smiled and been nice if I got something I would not use or did not like (which really, does not happen often).
Here is the thing, I have had a fair number of boys. EVERYONE else in my family and my dh's has had girls. Since they are girl only parents, they seem to put outfits on their children that might stuff like "I'm a princess" or "girls rule, boys drool." I have also seen "I'm a hottie" on a baby thing. NO WAY would I allow my daughter to wear those things. We have a rule, if we do not want our child to say it in real life, we won't have her wear it.
I figure if anyone gives me things that say that (this baby is a girl!) then I can smile and be nice and give it to charity later. That has always seemed the right way to handle it. But, I am wondering if I am wrong in how I would handle that, if I should perhaps tell people early on that we will not allow our daughter to wear things like that. I know I see things like that on my nieces all the time. The major part of me feels like a gift is a gift (I do not even register) and that I should just be happy and smile and know its the thought that counts regardless.
What do you think?