Sharing a post by Defenestrated, especially because this particular Dear Abby column and its response caught my attention as well - the expectant mother who was bummed out that it looked like instead of having another baby girl (sugar and spice and everything nice), she was going to have a baby boy (snips and snails, ew), so she wouldn't be fulfilling her dream of birthing four girl princesses to dress up and take to ballet lessons.