On Boys and Girls

Fog in the Farm

After watching Troy play with his cousin's little boy last night and our friends' little boys today, I'm kind of hoping that if we ever had a kid, it would be a boy. I wouldn't have anything to say to a girl because girls scare me and I really suck at being a girl.

When I was a kid, I used to wish I were a boy. I hung out with boys all the time. But then we got older and the boys thought they were too cool to hang out with me. Sadness. But at least I still had my older brother. He was my best buddy. I guess he still is, in a way. I do feel bad for very rarely making a phone call to him. It's just that news from home tends to make me feel depressed. Not his fault, but still, I always fear I'd hear bad news.

Anyway, my dad must've hoped he'd have a girly girl when he had me. He always compared me with the girly girl daughters of his friends and told me that he wished I could be more like them, but alas, I couldn't care less about make-up and fashion. Imagine his disappointment.

At least if I had to have a girl, I know for sure how NOT to treat her. She'd be free to be her own person and I would love her unconditionally. My mum already showed me how.


  1. Sarah
    November 24, 2008

    All I ever want­ed when I was wee was an old­er broth­er. The plan was that he’d be a few years old­er than me and would look after me and every­one would think I was cool because of him. Also, if any­one bul­lied me, he would get them!
    Admit­ted­ly, I should prob­a­bly have wished for a *younger* broth­er, but that wouldn’t have been so cool, so instead I just put all my hopes on a long-lost broth­er. He nev­er did turn up.

  2. Lance
    November 24, 2008

    If you had a child, she’ll have the best baby pho­tos in the world!

  3. Firda
    November 24, 2008

    Sarah: I have both old­er and younger broth­ers but my old­er broth­er seems to like more than my younger broth­er does. Also, since my old­er broth­er didn’t mind shar­ing his friends with me, I nev­er had to make my own friends until high school. It was an epic fail.
    Lance: There is nev­er any doubt about it. ;)

  4. tia
    November 24, 2008

    I hear you! I always want­ed a baby boy(s). I get along fine with girls, but I can only be close to men. All my best friends are guys. We hung out 24/7. Until we got mar­ried. Hus­band and wives aren’t crazy about that… he he… but I still keep gay ones very close, though.


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