|Children, children everywhere...|
I myself have asked the question, even though I know I shouldn't! And of course, I have been asked the question. As you may know, we have 3 boys so the inevitable query is...will we be having another child to "get a girl"? Like it's a prize in one of those game machine thingys with the long arm that plucks up a toy and delivers it through the hatch! Don't you love how people think? Of course, some people do have multiple children as they try for a particular sex. I have no problem with this so long as they are able to care for and love whatever they are delivered.
At some stage, in the dark recesses of my mind, I think I wanted a girl. But I soon realised that I was far more suited to boys! I always say that God must have known I wouldn't be able to handle a girl lol. I had plenty of dolls as a child. I wasn't deprived of playing dress ups so I didn't need a girl just for dressing in pretty clothes, although that does look like mighty fun! I indulge this whim by buying my many nieces, Goddaughters and friends' daughters cute clothes.
I also hate washing and doing my own hair...imagine if I had daughters with long hair as well! We would never leave the house...or we'd leave the house looking wild and untamed. My boys all have double crowns so combing is pointless...just the way I like it...wash and wear hair. Another good reason to stick with the 3 boys.
Yes, my boys can be a handful (plenty of evidence of that on this blog) but I wouldn't trade them for the world. And I'm guessing their antics are nothing compared to that of teenage girls! I always wanted three children and I know I am blessed to have three healthy boys.
And whilst there was a brief (very brief) window of time when four boys sounded ultra cool, I soon came to my senses. Thank the Lord for that! I know I'm "done" with pregnancy (unless there's a surprise in store) because I'm refusing to let Samuel grow up... I'm sure he'll be in a nappy for a long time because I have no desire to toilet train him and have him be a big boy! He's my baby...forever. I finally understand why babies of the family are "babied".