Let’s hear it for the boys!

Saturday, February 13, 2010
23 weeks, 6 days pregnant

When I first found out Darling Husband and I were expecting a bouncing baby boy, I did what I always do when I don’t fully understand something — Google it again and again.

So during one of my “having a baby boy” mini-freakout Google searches, I found a bunch of forums where mommies were posting the reasons they love their boys.
Some are probably true, and some are probably (unfortunately) not, but let’s not burst my bubble. I may need to re-read this list for reassurance every time I start panicking at thoughts of screeching, sticky boys and loud toy firetruck.
So here are 20 of the best ones I found on the forums:

  1. Boys are much easier than girls
  2. Boys always love their mamas!
  3. Older brother for younger sister?
  4. No (or minimal) middle school drama to look forward to
  5. Boys are, in some ways, much less complicated
  6. Less drama over clothes/appearance
  7. Husbands more likely to play with them
  8. Able to pee anywhere discreetly
  9. Less expensive clothes/maintenance/haircuts
  10. Quiet time for Mommy when Daddy takes him to do “boy” activities/sports
  11. No paying for weddings
  12. They are charming
  13. The relationship with Mom will be just as warm but less fraught with drama
  14. They’re easier to dress and get neat
  15. They don’t get bratty attitudes like girls do
  16. You don’t have to have the “period” talk when they are older — your husband can have the puberty talk!
  17. You don’t have to worry about them coming home pregnant at 15
  18. They keep you fit!
  19. They are super huggable
  20. You have a wide selection of clothes that do not have glitter or words across the butt

So what do you think?

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