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As you blog readers know, I don’t have any girl children. 4 boys. So I can’t really make any general comparisons between the two. What I can say is that I have a love/hate attitude about the physical-ness of boys. I don’t know if girls are like this, but my boys are just so physical. It sort of wears me out. And I don’t understand it. Like how they love to wrestle and roll down hills while scrapping with each other, etc. Even now, my baby tries to push me out of the way and push himself out of my arms. They know that they are doing it, sometimes, but I think that it is just their nature, too, and something that you have to find an outlet for. I use it to my advantage, on occasion. Like yesterday. I was really tired, and I was waiting for part of the dinner to get done. The baby wanted me to continually hold him while I was trying to do stuff. So, what did I do? I decided to lie down on the floor. I got a little rest while my delighted baby crawled all over me. He totally loved it. So we both got what we wanted for 5 minutes. I think I’ll be doing this again. Only next time I’m going to tuck my hair in my shirt. Last night I found out that hair is slippery — and if your baby slips on your hair you are probably going to get kneed in the eye or nose or mouth. Still, an activity worth repeating.


  1. Well, as a mother of all girls, I can say this – the baby climbing thing crosses genders. My baby and I had a similar experience earlier this morning. I rested and she climbed back and forth all over me.

    As for the overall phsicality of boys, that is definitely different. My girls can get rough, but it usually has to be provoked, as in Daddy comes home from work and chooses to wrestle them up a bit. They don’t really do much of that on their own by themselves. It always involves Craig in some fashion.

    Plus I have noticed from friends of mine who have all boys that while their boys are great kids (what I mean is that I’m not saying their rough and tumble play makes them bad, just boys!) they are really more exuberant in their play than are my girls. And my girls aren’t exactly all that prim and proper… they’re just girls!

    Gotta love the differences!

  2. * during some home visits, i deem myself the child’s personal playground.

  3. As mom to 2 of each, I have to agree that boys are more physical. But I agree with Megan about baby climbing crossing genders. Everday when I am trying to fix supper, I am accosted by my nearly-2-year-old girl.

  4. My boys love to jump off of everything. The couches, the bed, etc. I grew up with 3 younger brothers, and they were very rowdy. God was preparing me for the boys I have now.

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