While waiting in line today at Walgreens, a chatty woman commented on how adorable my two-year-old daughter was. Since I was feeling frustrated after cleaning up the entire toothbrush aisle that she had just destroyed I commented, “She may look cute, but she isn’t” or something to that affect.
This caused the lady behind the check out counter to tell me, “Just wait until they get older.” Not exactly the words I wanted to hear after I just told myself to make it through the terrible twos and everything will be better.
Next, another shopper commented that her five-year-old niece was in a terrible stage. I told her how my five-year-old son was so much easier then my daughter. Next thing I knew, there was a heated debate about who is easier girls or boys.
The Walgreens panel unanimously agreed that girls are hands down much harder. I know I was definitely hard for my parents, but I didn’t have a brother to test this theory against. I am sure my friend with two rowdy boys would beg to differ.
One of my yoga students was outwardly upset that she was pregnant with a boy. I told her how I was first pregnant with a boy and was thrilled. I explained how boys love their mothers, are independent, less dramatic and adorable.
Then I realize maybe it isn’t boys versus girls. Maybe it is specific to the individual child.
What are your opinions, are girls harder to raise than boys?