Only Child Syndrome?

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OliversArmy wrote:
To push it further would be a pretty big risk to them, and to our marriage. And the very little sanity we both have left.

But you might get a girl and they are different to boys. I'm not going to say they are "sugar and spice and all things nice" but, you know, different. And isn't there a special bond between mother and daughter which is different to the bond with sons?
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See, I think boys are much easier (or 'easier' perhaps) than girls, especially at the teenage stage. But then I'm only going on my experiences growing up, I don't have a girl.

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Ahh the idea of a little princess is lovely, the reality is that we'd have another boy and he'd be another wildcard like Olly. At the moment we've got one of each; a crazy one and a laid-back one. The next would be another nutter.  And like EB, I find boys easier than girls so far. 

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OA you need to research the diet theory of how to get a girl... then maybe just maybe you'll be lucky (or not)
No one sex is easier than the other, they each have their own saving graces. M is a darling most of the time, but she does have her moments, she's certainly not as bad as some of my friends daughters. P was a flippin nightmare through the secondary school years and there was many a time I could have cheerfully killed him, but he's turned into a fine young man. W is a sweetheart, but I'm sure he'll have his moments too, he's by far the easiest going of my children though. C well what can I say, well he's a challenge!

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Then you have to take into account those children who would have benefited from being only children and not have any siblings. (I have one of those, he's twice the work of the other two (one girl and one male) despite the fact that the two lads have long left home.)

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Oh that's true Colly. 

I don't think you can say boys are easier than girls, or vice versa, but different temperaments suit different children, and I'm definitely better suited to sons. Anyway, sod that, I don't want a little girl, I like wrestling the boys and pretending to be a knight. We were talking about this today, and we both agree our family is complete as it is. Though he likes an easy life, so he'd probably agree if I said we needed another, just to keep me quiet.

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Beware of that attitude OA, long time ago we thought our family complete at 2 boys, 10 years later along came DD! As you say, boys and girls can be as different as chalk and cheese to bring up, but girls can be 'male' in behaviour and outlook. I don't know if having much older brothers had an effect on dd, but she has far more male friends than female ones, but she can talk to them and yet be the most girly girl possible. So in this house when her friends are round the conversation can range from an indepth discussion about cars to scream of delight at the latest pictures of some young pop/film star. Still, life is never dull with her and her friends around, lol.

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As you all well know I am always showing off about my little angel 'cos she can do no wrong, is perfect in every way and a genius to boot ...................!lol

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Kismet wrote:
As you all well know I am always showing off about my little angel 'cos she can do no wrong, is perfect in every way and a genius to boot ...................!lol

Lol K

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Obviously she takes after her mother Wink

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