I always thought that raising girls would be so much easier than boys. After all I’m a girl. My mother told me that girls were way harder than boys and I didn’t believe her. Boy do I now. Girls are so much more difficult than boys and there are a lot of different reasons for that. Girls tend to fight way more than boys ever do. I have no idea why but I can honestly say that my sister and I, to this day, fight and argue more than our brothers.
Girls can be mean too! They are ruthless when they want to be. I am convinced that if girls (women) fought our wars there would be fewer wars in the world. We know what other chicks are capable of. So how do I raise girls? By the seat of my pants that’s how. With the boys I have a clear set of rules that I use and apply. The girls are different in that sometimes they end up with the feelings hurt over the least little thing. I know…I know…I’ma girl too. So I know what I’m talking about.
Punishments are all the same regardless of the gender of the child. Each punishment of course depends on the wrong they did. I know saying punishments can be a bad thing but I promise I’m beating my kids or starving them or anything like that. Although if you ask them me taking away their television for a month makes the worst mother ever.
I wish there was a set of rules or guidelines somewhere but there isn’t. One thing I have learned about girls though is I can be creative in my punishments. If I take away the boys hair gadgets they don’t care. Take away the girls and it’s like the worst thing in the world. So that straightener that Victoria loves is typically the first thing that goes when she is in trouble.