Tuesday, April 29, 2008

All Girls or All Boys?

Give this hypothetical question a minute of thought: If you had eight children, would you choose to have all boys or all girls? Which would be easier to handle? Which would be the least expensive in the long run?

A friend of mine posed this question over the weekend, and I think you can get into pretty heated, debatable conversations over this one. A couple was arguing it, and the guy wanted guys and the girl wanted girls. Makes sense, doesn't it? We side with our own gender because we understand it. But which would be the easiest/best in the long run?

Boys seem to be the least expensive. They will be more apt to wear hand-me-downs and not require as many "things" and accessories to be bought. BUT they will also be the most damaging (ruining cars, lawn mowers, clothing, etc). The puberty stage for both genders is difficult, but it seems more crazy and heightened with the ladies. Boys go through it more smoothly, but when they're not mature enough yet, they are surely more rambunctious and out-of-control.

Personally, I think boys might be the easiest. That's just me.

But what do you think? Which gender would you choose to raise? All girls or all boys?

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