Friday, June 01, 2007

Boys vs. Girls

My sister and I are always discussing the differences between raising girls verses raising boys. She's the mommy of two little girls, while I have the boys. She speaks of the interpersonal drama and high degree of maintenance that she deals with on a daily basis. Girls hold more grudges, while boys will forget just about any quarrel by the next the latest. Most girls are picky about the clothes they wear. Boys (mine in particular) will wear whatever I bring home from the Old Navy clearance rack.

For a lot of reasons, it would seem that boys are easier than girls. And in a lot of ways they are. But there are a few things that the parents of girls are much less likely to deal with:

--snot rockets

--that smell

--scrubbing pee out of the tile grout

--two weeks of worth dirty socks under the bed

--farting contests


--wondering where those hands have been

--whining about being bored at the mall

--shirtlessness at the dinner table

--pee fountains. pee races. pee jokes. the whole idea that pee can be funny.

--calling Mom and Dad into the bathroom to see what they made

--belching for laughs

--mystery stains

--bicycle tire grime on the new bath towels

--A family budget where AA batteries have their own category

--The fact that the liquid soap dispenser in their bathroom almost never needs to be refilled.

--skid marks

--bare feet that are blacker than the street in which they were playing


Menchie said...

Gosh, I don't know. I've got one of each and there's not much difference in the noise level and mess capacity.