We found out today that our friends Matt and Shannon are having a girl. Becky said when she talked to Matt, he said he didn’t care if it was a boy or a girl. This prompted a discussion as to what your mom and I would like.
It goes without saying that we’ll be happy with whatever we get. That being said, if we had a preference, I want a boy and your mom wants a girl.
Your mom’s reasoning is that she would like to have a girl because she didn’t have a really close relationship growing up with her mom. They have a great relationship, but it just wasn’t all that close when she was young. I imagine it had something to do with the fact that she has 6 siblings.
Thinking about it, I suppose I share those same feelings with why I want a boy. I didn’t have that close of a relationship with my father growing up, or really, ever. I’m not sure that’s the only reason I want a boy though. While I’m obviously old enough to be a father, I’m not sure I’m old enough to have figured out girls yet. Boys seem a bit easier.
Now if there could just be one of each of you out of the gate, then I think we could just solve this conundrum.