Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Take on the Difference Between Boys and Girls



#1-Girls stay put for pictures.



#2-Girls smile, and pose, for pictures.  Boys just endure it.

But seriously, here are some differences (besides the obvious ones) that I've noticed over my 22 years of birthing and parenting 6 boys and 4 girls.

#3-boys love weapons and turning everything into a weapon.

#4-Girls love to talk, especially with other girls, boys you almost have to pry every word from, unless they happen to be in the mood.

#5-Girls are easier babies, in general, and easier toddlers, but boys seem to be easier children.  Now when they hit older teenage years, I think it switches again.

#6-Boys get over things easier and don't stew over things as much as girls.  But I think boys are meaner to each other.

#7-Girls have to be checked on at night about 110 times more than boys.  My boys will come into my room and tell me goodnight (so sweet : )

#8-My boys will "make" their own fun whereas my girls like to "do" things and go places more.

#9-My girls are generally more organized, at least at a young age, and like to plan things out.

#10-Girls are cleaner, neater and take orders better.  My boys love to give orders and naturally take to being in charge (some more than others, wink)

Well, please chime in with your thoughts on boys vs. girls.  So glad God made them unique and I tell people that you really need to have at least one of each to understand the fun and diversity.

18 comments:

  1. I have 5 boys and 5 girls. Boys make the best sound effects, but the girls can't. The boys were much easier to potty train. but far harder to wean from breastfeeding than the girls. I completely agree (and maybe even the biggest difference) is that everything becomes a weapon with boys! Also, my boys have had less self control than the girls at a younger age- like, "oh there's a pile of laundry mama just folded. Let me go destroy it."

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  2. I have really been noticing the differences in the last several weeks...mine are young (4.5 yr old girl & 2.5 yr old boy), but the boy is definitely becoming ALL BOY at this age! It's a totally different experience for sure! Baby #3 is due in 4 weeks and the gender is still a surprise, so it's fun to imagine another boy or girl in the mix!

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  3. Courtney, your boys sound exactly like my boys - sound effects, easy potty training, difficult weaning, and destruction! :) They are also very sloppy and noisy nursers!

    I have four boys and four girls. Here are some other weird things we've noticed. Boys spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Both genders love babies equally, but boys like to swing the babies around and wrassle them, whereas the girls like to change diapers, feed, and carry them around everywhere. Boys want hugs more often, even as teens. I understand my girls very easily, but they are more different from each other than the boys are from each other. Baby boys take awhile to wake up from the newborn haze, and seem so innocent and dopey for much longer than girls. I'm sure there is much more, but I can't think of it all at the moment. Great post!

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    1. LOL! You're right on with that boys wanting hugs thing. I didn't think of that until I read it in your comment, but we have that similarity, too!

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  4. I love your experienced take on things:) I think I would agree with all that I have experienced so far. My girl is only 4 and I only have one...well maybe the one cooking is a girl:) My girl was most certainly an easier toddler! Your girls are GORGEOUS by the way. http://teshastreasures.blogspot

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  5. This made me laugh! :) I could relate to your pictures SO much! Here is my take.......... boys are hard when they are little (like 2-10), although my oldest boy was fairly easy. My girls were easy when they were little, but not as easy as teenagers. They get moody, feelings hurt etc. The only "big" boy that I have experienced thus far is my oldest. He is very even-tempered. Fun post! :o)

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  6. Hello Rebecca,

    Hihi, nice post, so true.

    The boys keep me 'very' busy. There always doing things they shouldn't be doing.
    They invent everything again, they demolish everything, not on purpose, they just have to know how its made or build. But putting it together again .......?!

    Girls are the opposite, yes they always talk, thankly they love shopping and they share things more.

    And as you sad, thankly they're so different, so unique, it brings joy in our lifes. Never a boring day.


    Greetings Jolien

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  7. I love the girls are better babies. I totally agree! My boys were up all night nursers and my girls slept pretty well. And don't mind admitting that I am so excited to be having a girl!

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  8. I have 5 girls and 4 boys (and we are expecting a baby boy in May, which will bring our count to an even 5 and 5) and I agree with most of what you say. Except my girls are NOT tidy and neat and organized!! My boys are MUCH better at that, for some reason. My boys are all in ONE room, and they get along just fine. No fighting at all in that room. But my girls? Oh my gosh. The tape goes down the middle of the room, "This is MY side and THAT is your side!" and the constant, "You are wearing MY shirt!" -- my boys get along much better together than my girls do. This is because the girls REMEMBER any infraction made towards them, and they hold a grudge. My boys never do that! Also, my boys will take along their younger brother wherever they go. My 22 year old will take his 13 year old brother to a movie. My 13 year old will take his 10 year old brother with him riding their bikes to the store, even if his other friends are going, too... because he likes his brother and it doesn't bother him that he's 10 and in his mind, it shouldn't bother his friends, either. And my 10 year old will take his 6 year old brother out in the neighborhood to play. They toss the baseball around, kick the soccer ball around. But my girls...to have a younger sister around while they are with their friends would just never happen. My girls in general just aren't as "nice" to each other. But sometimes they will surprise me. My 8 year old will come out of the bathroom with her hair all done up, and I will say, "Hey, how did you do that?" and she will say tell me that her 12 year old sister did it for her. Sometimes I will go into my 17 year old's room at night to turn off her tv, and I will see her 12 year old sister asleep in her bed, cuddled up next to her sister. And I will think, "How about that! Today they fought so much. But yet they end up in the same bed." And it warms my heart. I guess deep down they do love each other :)

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  9. enjoyed reading the comparisons. As of now, that I only have 1 girl and another one(flavor undetermined) on the way, I especially agree with #7 and 8. Girls do need to be checked on about 110 times at nights. I would love to see a post on your advice on how to manage younger kids(2-5) for bed time so they are not so scared to be alone, or wake you up about 5 times a night or generally the whole idea of putting kids to bed if you don't mind! I would love to get some advice on your routines on that topic as we're still struggling with it after 4 years. Love the blog!

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    1. Good idea for a post. I will do it soon! Blessings

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  10. I was once talking to a 'modern' mom who thought that all gender differences were culturally influenced. She was a new mom to twin boys, and I thought (but didn't say, she was a customer) that BOY! was she in for some education! Those boys would be building and destroying things, turning them in to at least cars/trucks if not guns, always doing and going. My daughter has been 'vocal' since the minute she was born, but I WISH she was organized! haha

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  11. I am new to your blog and have so enjoyed it this evening. Laughing because my first boy was crazy but not like the next 2 boys who are all boys and they know it. Luckily I had 3 girls in between to help me calm down. expecting my fourth boy in a few months

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  12. 10 kids, cool. Your interpretation of a work of fiction trumps the certain environmental impact of putting 10 additional consumers on the planet. Cheers.

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  13. Hello everybody this Friday I have a talk show and I gonna say your idea. Thanks everyone

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  14. My boyfriend has a son, and I have a daughter. They're only three weeks apart in age. They have officially hit the toddler stage, and here's what I've noticed so far... Girls, as toddlers, are so much nicer. My boyfriend's son is an absolute terror- he tears everything apart, tries to strangle our dog, NEVER shares, takes everything away from my daughter, doesn't listen(at all), constantly pushes and tries to hurt my daughter, who's quite literally half his size(he's 35 lbs, she's only 17lbs). My daughter is exactly the opposite- she tries to share everything with everyone, she's always nice to the dog, mostly listens to instruction, and is always nice to her step brother. I love him, but I don't look forward to the nights he stays over... Hopefully he'll grow out of this aggressive stage. :)

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  15. I am a mother to twins a boy and a girl and my boy is always quite and likes to get in trouble a lot but my daughter is loud and makes the cute noises more often. But she usually plays with her brothers trucks and cars while he's trying to get in trouble...

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