Boys vs Girls - Which Is Better?


I get asked this question a lot of times, "Which is easier to raise, boys or girls?"  Which is easier?  Which is EASIER???  They are so different from each other,  there really is no comparison.  That would be like asking me which one tastes better, pizza or brownies.  I love both of them equally as much, but if I had to choose which one tastes better, I could not do it.

There are so many differences between girls and boys.  There is the obvious...ahem...to start off with.  I will never forget what Daddy and I felt like when our second child was about 18 months old.  He was a bulldozer from the moment he entered this world at 9 lb 2 1/2 oz.  He was as strong as an ox, built like a tank, and tackled everything head first (almost literally).  We called him a bulldozer for the longest.  His sounds were more like grunts, growls, and spews!  He "slapped" his feet on the floor when he walked or ran, and was all together "boy"!

We had been used to a dainty chatterbox that flitted around like a prancing pony when she moved about the house.  Her first sounds were trying to mimic words and to communicate.  She liked to smell the flowers and be read to, snuggle with her daddy, and play "mommy".  She was soft and squishy.  She smelled of lavender and roses.

The differences between our first two children (girl then boy) was striking.  As they got older, the differences deepened. As more blessings were added to the family we noticed how different the boys were from the girls.  Each child is different in his or her own way.

Yes, raising girls is different from raising boys, but is one more difficult or more favorable than the other?  I could NEVER answer that question.  Each child is different and comes with their own set of challenges and victories.  I love this journey and am so thankful God chose me to be their Mommy!

I cannot answer which one is easier to raise, boys or girls, but I can say that being prepared for the differences and having a relationship with the One who made those differences makes the job easier!  And I love this job!!!

Blessings,
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