When my husband and I began to have children I have to confess that I always wanted a girl first, and even when we went on to have three more girls, I was never bothered by the fact that we didn't have a son. Even though so many people assumed that our continued conveyor belt of children was because we were trying for a boy, it really wasn't, that was just because I absolutely love being a mum. I'm not saying that having a son wouldn't have been nice but there are so many reasons why having all girls rocks that I don't think our family is missing anything. Here are just 5 of those reasons…
All The Clothes and Shoes
Way before my kids were born I was buying them pretty little outfits with cute headbands and adorable knitted booties. There has always been such a wide range of clothing to choose from, this may have been a bad thing for my bank balance though. The fact that I have all girls has meant that I can pass down their clothes which sort of gained me my money back in a way. As my girls are getting older I am enjoying watching them gathering their own tastes, their own sense of style. Then there is the fact that because I'm so small, when they are teenagers I can "borrow" some of their clothes and shoes as I am sure they will do the same with mine.
Getting to Play Hairdresser
I'm a hairdresser by trade so I've always found an enjoyment out of doing other peoples hair and now I get to have fun trying out different hairstyles on a daily basis, from plaits to buns, I love experimenting, especially on my 8 year old's hair (which I'm totally jealous of). There is also the fact that I rather enjoy it when they want to play hairdresser and I get a little bit of pampering. I suppose the only disadvantage is all of the hairs that are found around the house, my poor hoover is not as much of a fan of the hair as I am!
That Chance to Reminisce
Having girls gave me a chance to think about my own childhood, things that I did with my mum, toys that I once played with and it's like I get to relive my childhood through them, I mean who doesn't love an excuse to sit down and play with Barbie dolls whilst watching My Little Pony on the TV? I can also buy them the things that I perhaps wanted but never got like that Barbie Dream House that I always dreamed of!
Turning Into Someone's Role Model
Growing up I never liked myself very much, I've mentioned before about my lack of confidence both in myself generally and with my body but having daughters gives you a different outlook on yourself. These girls look up to me and therefore I need to set a good example and in doing so I've gained a new found confidence in myself, they really make me want to be the best I can be and because of this in turn I hope the same attitude will wash off on them so as they grow up into young women they will achieve all that and more.
Gaining Life Long Friends
Yes they are my daughters first and foremost but they are also turning into some of my closest friends too. A bond got formed as soon as they were born and the conversations started from a young age even if I didn't always fully understand what they were saying. Now we talk about so much (sometimes shout too) and I love that they feel comfortable enough to confide in me and I know there will come a day where I can share my worries and my problems with them too.
Girls might not be full of sugar and spice and all things nice all of the time, sometimes they are full of attitude but as a girl myself I can certainly relate which is why I know that having all girls most definitely rocks.