I am a mommy to my wonderful 5 year old son, Justin. He is my only child so far. My husband and I are looking into adoption for our second child. We are heavily looking into international adoption. In this way, we can choose the gender of our baby. (plus other reasons not mentioned)
Naturally, I would like a daughter. My husband on the other hand says we should adopt another boy. Why? He says they are much easier to raise. Granted, I don't know any difference since I only have a son. I love having a son. But for those of you who have daughters and or sons, how true is this?
I grew up the middle child between an older sister and a younger brother. My parents have said time and time again that my brother was much easier to raise than us. They didn't have to worry as much. He had so much more independance and support from our parents. He was their prince. LOL!
My sister also has a son & a daughter. She says her son is much easier to raise than her daughter. She said girls are a pain in the butt. They get whiny, moody, gossipy etc etc. Some of my friends have said the same thing. Yet, I have heard from others that girls are easier. They say that girls are quiet, dainty, sweet, don't get into trouble as much, etc etc.
Ok- what do ya'll think? Opions please!
So far I am leaning towards the boys.....
Jul 15, '04
I don't know. I have 2 sons and a daughter. I never think about how hard it is to raise
any of them. (other than the occasional disagreement with their dad) It is truly just a joy to have those unique individuals for me to worry about how hard it is. Granted, my daughter is a bit more needy sometimes but our relationship is wonderful and I wouldn't trade it in for anything in the world. She is only eight years old now so talk to me in a few years when puberty hits....
Last edit by alexillytom on Jul 15, '04