Girls Rule…

Sugar & spice and everything nice or frogs & snails and puppy-dogs’ tails? I tend to like sugar over frogs. But that’s just me. And snails…eww!

Depends on who you ask, but most parents have an opinion on the easier gender to parent (if that even exists). When I was pregnant, we were Team Green, not pink or blue. That sounds like Team Hermaphrodite, but that’s what you call a couple who doesn’t know the sex of their baby. Much to the dismay of most of our family and all of our friends, I wanted to be surprised to find out our baby’s gender. Secretly I was hoping for a girl even after everyone told me that boys are easier (not that like would’ve changed anything anyway). I would’ve loved a son just the same, but in my heart I wanted a daughter.

A lot of parents say that boys are easier than girls. What about boys equals easy? The fact that they like to play in the mud, shoot things with pretend guns, and are accident-prone? I always thought boys were troublemakers, but that’s probably because I grew up with two older brothers. To me, a baby girl meant frilly dresses, tea parties, and dolls…things I know more about than Tonka trucks and lizards. I’m guessing that girls are more difficult than boys when they get older and the sassiness kicks in. Duh! I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that she’s a late late bloomer and somehow knows how much I wished for her.

It’s funny that anyone could claim a girl or boy is easier. At the end of the day, they’re still kids and we only have ourselves to blame for how they turn out…damn!

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6 thoughts on “Girls Rule…

  1. I have 2 kids, a girl AND a boy, and I find that both genders present challenges! Girls are (generally) easier to potty train but can be emotional and sassy. Boys are (generally) more physical creatures, and will joyfully tear your house apart . My kids are weird, though (in a good way!), surprising me daily with the things that set them apart and the things that make them alike. And as hard as we tried to keep typical gender roles out of the equation, our son ADORES toy trucks and cars, and our daughter has more princess-y crap than I thought was ever made (I mean really, how many freaking tiaras does one girl need?!). 🙂

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    • Hah! I can only assume that our tiara days are coming…we’ll see though. I know what you mean about gender stereotyping — I don’t want to limit her, but at the same time I’m drawn to all the girly crap. Damn my affection for glitter! I’m sure her father will do a good job of mixing in the “boy stuff” to give her a good balance. He says she’s mowing the lawn with him as soon as she can walk. Hmm, we’ll have to see about that. I’m sure it’s interesting to see how alike and different your son and daughter are…hopefully I’ll find that out one day. : )

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