I grew up the oldest of four girls. I liked helping Mom with my sisters after our Dad passed away and I have been babysitting cousins and other children for as long as I can remember. I am now Mom to two boys and I still babysit everyday. I love kids.
One thing we cannot deny is the difference in boys and girls. My boys are all boy. They don't like anything pink, love sports of all kinds, love to get dirty, love to crash into things and jump off things.
When Moms get together, the female bonding conversations follow a certain pattern. We talk about the personalities of our children, at what age they reached certain milestones, medical issues, our birth stories, etc. It's less of a competition and more the way we moms relate to each other. After such conversations, we understand how we got where we are and we appreciate all of the trials and tribulations we've each been through.
My favorite conversation, though, is about boys versus girls. Not about which is better, but which is easier.
I think boys are easier.
Let me rephrase that: I know boys are easier.
Living through the teenage years with 3 sisters has made me a believer. My boys couldn't care less what their clothes look like, if they match or even if they are clean. They will eat just about everything without worrying if they look fat. They are less likely to want perms, highlights or to wear makeup. They are less likely to not eat something because it was once a living animal.
I'm not saying that boys don't come with their own hormones and drama, but girls just love to blow everything out of proportion and make mountains out of molehills.
I've thrown the gauntlet down. What is your opinion?