People, please. Stop the insanity!

Just because I have two boys does not mean that I am longing to have a little girl. Truth be told, I really don’t know what I would do with a girl. Ok, ok, I know what I would do but I just can not see myself as a girl mom. I am the furthest thing from being a girly girl. What girly wisdom would I have to impart on a daughter?

Now before you all go sending me hate mail, hear me out!

We all understand that there are gender “rules” in our society. Whether they are right or wrong, they exist. Do we all acknowledge this? Ok, good. Let’s continue.

That being said, of course, rules are meant to be broken. Hell, as stated above, I am the furthest thing from being a girly girl. I was a tom boy growing up. I grew up in a neighborhood that was predominately boys. What choice did I have? Either pick up a hockey stick and play with the boys or sit in the house and read a book. I choose to play {but I did read occasionally}. When the other girls were concerned about who was cute and who they wanted to have as their boyfriends, I was more concerned with the new hockey stick that Johnny got the other day.

Now that I am all grown up {scary thought}, I am seeing these societal “rules” playing out right in front of my eyes. E loves mud. E loves jumping in every single rain puddle he sees {even if only one centimeter of water makes up said rain puddle}. E loves cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Of course, girls can love these things, too. But, typically, we “assign” these traits to boys.

So when I think about what comes with having girls {the makeup, the bows, the drama!}, I don’t feel like I am missing out. Some people {my mother-in-law included} are dying for a girl in the family. Me, however, I couldn’t imagine my little family any other way.

So to answer your question, no, we are not going to try for a girl. Our family is complete. Our family is perfect just the way it is.

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