This is not a post about whether I prefer girls or boys.....
but I guess in all honesty I think girls are easier.
(though apparently most people think I'm crazy!)
I just get the way they think, and boys are still a bit of a mystery to me!
It is actually a post about the differences (and it may or may not be an exaggeration) that I have noticed in my teenagers. I could do another whole post about the differences when they're younger.
Getting ready for the day:
Boy - 15 minutes
Girls - at least 1 hour depending on how they're doing their hair that day
Boy - shampoo, soap, deodorant, hair gel, comb, underwear, shirt, pants, socks, shoes, cologne, toothpaste & toothbrush
Girls - special shampoo, conditioner, body wash, loofa, razor, shaving cream, makeup remover, special facewash, moisturizer, deodorant, hand lotion, body lotion, feminine products, anti-frizz serum, hair dryer, curling iron, straightener, round brush, comb, hair spray, poofing spray, cover-up, blush, powder, eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, lipstick, lipgloss, tweezers, toenail/fingernail clippers, fingernail polish, underwear, undershirt, shirt, scarf or necklace, earrings, flowers/head bands for hair, pants or skirt, socks, 12 pairs of shoes/boots to choose from, body spray, toothpaste, mouthwash, & toothbrush.
Dealing with problems:
Boy - get bugged.... punch something..... over it
Girls - over-analyze..... cry..... talk to several people...... fret........cry........worry.........write in journal.......read scriptures.........talk to mom about it some more........cry.........deal with issue........cry........hold a slight grudge
Hanging out with friends:
Boy - outside building or destroying, active games (i.e.basketball), or computer/wii inside.
Girls - talk, do nails, experiment with hairstyles, go shopping (anywhere), go to the park, go visit other friends, make cookies, talk some more, play games, play wii, karaoke, watch a movie, go driving, skating, bowling, buy food, go walking, order pizza, Just Dance, do something crafty, or just sit around talking and laughing!
Ok, I could go on and on.
I think what I'm getting at is that girls are a little more complicated than boys.
I do love the differences between them though.
I love the simpleness of my boys - and I love the emotional nature of my girls.
and anxious to bang on things.
My girls were born loving dollies
and pretty things.
I feel so blessed to be a mother of boys and girls!
They teach me so much every day!
a not-so-busy-day today