Monday, March 22, 2010

Mama Drama Mondays: No Girls Allowed

I don't know about you, but when my husband and I decided to have kids, I had it all planned out. We were going to have two boys and if we were nuts, have a third and she would be a girl. All I knew was that I did NOT want to have girls. I even bought only boy clothes after we started trying.

Growing up, I was a complete wallflower, but minding my own business in the background did not save me from the cattiness of girls. In junior high, there were girls that would call other classmates, pretend to be me, and say who knows what (curse the era before caller id). I know it was bad because one of the boys that asked me about it, wouldn't tell me what "I" had said. In any event, I had more boy friends than girl friends because I just didn't want to deal with the drama of it all.

Yup, I was going to have boys and avoid reliving my teenage years, even vicariously. I should have known. Statistically, I thought we had a shot, I mean there is a 51% to 49% ratio of male to female births. However, I married into a family where the odds aren't quite so even. Between my husband and his two brothers, there are nine, count 'em NINE, girls and no boys. How is this even possible? I suspect a government experiment using their tap water growing up, but we'll never know. :oP It would be an interesting study though.

While I still wonder what having boys would be like, I do love my girls and it's made me realize that you don't get what you want, you get what you need. And perhaps I will relive my teenage years through my girls, but having gone through it, maybe I'll able to make theirs better. Or at the very least, a little less traumatic. Time will tell. :o)

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  1. I'm expecting to have girls.

    Every child born in my generation on my dad's side has been female (my mums side.. who knows? there are way too many of them), and my husband already has 2 girls.

    Who knows though? I might be the first to have a boy.

  2. I didn't want girls either -- I've been afraid of them since gradeschool. I got lucky w/the 1st kiddo, a sweet little boy. The 2nd...oh yeah, girly all the way. And I rediscover every day that I still haven't gotten over my fear of girls. All I can hope for is that my daughter never finds out how terrified I am of her - if she does, I don't stand a chance! ;p

  3. There was SO much pressure on me to have a boy to pass on my hubby's family name that I secretly wished really hard and got a girl the first time around. I was ECSTATIC. When I got pregnant the second time around I was totally convinced I'd have another girl. I had all of these imaginings of two little girls, all dressed up pretty and being best of friends and I got...a boy. I was SO not expecting it. I was thrown and went into a bit of a tailspin. Now...I'm really happy I got one of each!

  4. Dude, you'll be fine. Your girls will be little hockey fans, and once my kids move into town, the four of them can beat the arses of all the catty mean girls. You know its true. Especially Annelie and Ryah. They wont take anyone's crap!


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