Thursday, July 5, 2007

Baby boys vs. Baby girls – which one is higher to maintain?

This past weekend, I was in Albany with one of my old pals and her family. Her daughter, who’s not even three, is a capricious sweetheart with an ‘I am so cute attitude’; while the son, who’s less than a year old, is the most complacent nine-month old I have come across. The purity of his cachinnation lit up the room while the daughter’s panache, as she gave out carte blanche directive to her dad, was incredible.

Over a cup of invigorating ginger tea, my friend said something thought provoking - - to quote her, “Baby boys are easier to deal with. They fight but that’s about it. Baby girls can sell their dads even before they hit their teens. They are high maintenance” Hmmm. Her candid confession cum facetious remark got me thinking. Is that an infallible rule?

Before I could formulate an official opinion, I jogged down my memory lane. I don’t know too many kids. Off hand, the only people I could think of were: my two nieces (older one is bon vivant with a benevolent attitude while the younger one is an insouciant soul); my friend in NYC who has a 15 month old boy who is all about epicurean delicacies and alfresco entertainment; my friend in Albany, with whom I spent the weekend.

Saying “I acquiesce or dissent with this postulation,” would be a precarious assumption on my part as I don’t know any better. I’d like to hear what people with kids or anyone with experience with other kids feel about this conjecture. Any thoughts?

Copyright © 07.05.2007

"Children need models rather than critics" - Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.


Anonymous said...

oooh true...i am a mother of threei have 2 sons and a daughter. my boys fight dear but my daughter can sell us all. i love her but she's shrewd.

Anonymous said...

A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. She can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves, yet just when you open your mouth she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot. - Alan Marshall Beck

Anonymous said...

Boys are found everywhere -- on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket. - Alan Marshall Beck

welsh said...

LIttle girls vs. Little boys... They are same.. but they are different.. Here is the difference:

1. You throw a little girl a ball, and it will hit her in the nose. You throw a little boy a ball, and he will try to catch it. Then it will hit him in the nose.

2. You dress your little girl in her Easter Sunday best, and she'll look just as pretty when you finally make it to church an hour later. You dress a boy in his Easter Sunday best, and he'll somehow find every mud puddle from your home to the church, even if you're driving there.

3. Boys' rooms are usually messy. Girls' rooms are usually messy, except it's a good smelling mess.

4. A baby girl will pick up a stick and look in wonderment at what nature has made. A baby boy will pick up a stick and turn it into a gun.

5. When girls play with Barbie and Ken dolls, they like to dress them up and play house with them. When boys play with Barbie and Ken dolls, they like to tear off their appendages.

6. Boys couldn't care less if their hair is unruly. If their bangs got cut a quarter-inch too short, girls would rather lock themselves in their room for two weeks than be seen in public.

7. Baby girls find mommy's makeup and almost instinctively start painting their face. Baby boys find mommy's makeup and almost instinctively start painting the walls.

8. If a girl accidently burps, she will be embarrassed. If a boy accidently burps, he will follow it with a dozen fake belches.

9. Boys grow their fingernails long because they're too lazy to cut them. Girls grow their fingernails long - not because they look nice - but because they can dig them into a boys arm.

10. Girls are attracted to boys, even at an early age. At an early age, boys are attracted to dirt.

11. By the age of 6, boys will stop giving their dad kisses. By the age of 6, girls will stop giving their dad kisses unless he bribes them with candy.

12. Most baby girls talk before boys do. Before boys talk, they learn how to make machine-gun noises.

13. Girls will cry if someone dies in a movie. Boys will cry if you turn off the VCR after they've watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie three times in a row.

14. Girls turn into women. Boys turn into bigger boys.

Anonymous said...

my daughter knows she can my husband to do everything for her so very smartly knows who is "the go to" person.

a said...

A son is a son till he gets him a wife,
But a daughter’s a daughter the rest of your life.

Anonymous said...

maybe when they are young baby girls are hard to manage. wait till the son grows old and doesn't turn around to give a second look.

SonsOfSam said...

Hey! Sons always turn around and give second (and third and fourth and...) looks!! OK.. the look may be aimed at the pretty girl walking down the street.. but we certainly turn around and look!!! :)

Don't just give us sons a bad name.... :)

Peacelover said...

arrey yaar, men rock shock. we are easy go lucky.

Payal said...

This is for peacelover...

"we are easy go lucky"

for the record, men are easy only whn they want to get lucky!!!:-))

BCS said...

It is just about being unfair to the fair sex.Gambles of career could be much more disasterous for boys than what one would spend on makeup kits for life time.Moreover,it is the parents who design to make the baby girls more adorable and regret if it becomes a habit later.