Shauna - posted on 08/27/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )
So my husband and I have been considering getting pregnant a second time to complete our family. Our first child is a daughter, and while she is a very active little one, she is very intelligent for her age and quite well behaved.
After talking to friends (and reading articles on this site) I have come to the conclusion that boys are horrible horrible dirty little poo-flinging ruffians. Which makes me terrified that I'll have a boy.
Of course, it doesn't help that my husbands estranged creepy horrible alcoholic dad would insist on being part of our lives again if we had a male child (and would want us to do all this religious and naming crap that we don't particularly believe in personally). So that's another headache to deal with.
So I was wondering, can anyone give me some advice or stories about sons that aren't all about them running around smearing their poo on a favorite piece of clothing or ruining the couch by peeing on it or smashing the TV with a baseball bat or metal toy car? I want to keep the baby whatever the gender is, but I just keep thinking that my life will become completely hellish if I have a boy.