10 Things I Hate Hearing From Moms of Girls
I have 4 sons. William, Alexander, Benjamin and Henry. They are the loves of my life. Never did I think in a million, gazillion years when I first set out on my journey to becoming a mother that I would have 4 sons. I kind of always thought I'd have 2 boys, 2 girls, just like my parents. The thing I didn't quite "understand" is that you don't decide that... someone else does.
When I found out my fourth, Henry, was a boy, one can only begin to imagine the comments/advice/tips/remarks I'd get from other mothers. All unsolicited. But everyone trying to make me "feel" better that I have all boys and no girls.
Truth is... I didn't care what I got, as long as they were healthy babies. But it doesn't seem to matter how many times you say this over and over and over and over and over and over again, people feel the need to share.
Mostly it's moms of girls.
These are 10 Things I Hate Hearing From Moms of Girls:
1. Be happy you don't have the drama in your house.
(No... because boys never have drama.)
2. Do you really want to have to deal with them in high school?
(Well, I'll be dealing with boys... who probably won't want to talk to me or share much about anything!)
3. Just be glad you don't have to deal with the clothing situation.
(OK... you apparently haven't met my boys.)
4. Girls can just be mean.
(This I know, but boys can be mean, too. It's not just other girls.)
5. At least you don't have to deal with the boy crushes.
(LOL... no, but there will be crushes here, too. I'm sure.)
6. You don't have to deal with PMS... be thankful.
(You got me there, but... there's always me.)
7. Girls can be so whiny, you don't have to ever deal with that! (It's always the word whiny!)
(I just hate this reason! Mostly because I'm a girl and I was never whiny!)
8. Be thankful you don't have to plan or pay for a wedding someday...
(Right.. because that would be horrible!)
9. You never have to deal with dance classes! Lucky!
(No... but there's always wrestling mats.)
10. Girls never leave!
(But boys do... sigh)
I don't know what it is that bothers me so much, it just drives me crazy to hear people saying these types of things. As a mom of all boys, and someone who is not sure if she's 100% done yet having kids, I can say... I would love to have a girl some day. It's something that I would embrace and love so much.
That's right... even if she was whiny and boy crazy and wanted to take a crazy number of dance classes!