6 Reasons I'm Glad I'll Never Have a Son

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When I was pregnant, I didn't know if I'd be giving birth to a daughter or a son. My husband and I just assumed we'd be happy with whomever we got. And then my little girl arrived in the delivery room, and all of a sudden our family was complete. We fell head over heels for this whole having a daughter thing, and we couldn't imagine having a son.

Fast forward seven years, and up pops an article by a dad who is over the moon that he has never had a daughter. The way he sees it, having male spawn is pretty much the bee's knees.

And to that, I've just gotta say it: thank goodness I never had a son!

Yup. I went there.

I don't hate boys. My friends have very lovely sons whom I adore. I even know I would have loved a son if I'd gotten one. 

But the fact is, I didn't. So, I can happily report that I'm absolutely content with where we stand on the following:

1. That Penis Thing. Needless to say, I do not have a penis. More to the point, I wouldn't know what the heck to DO with a penis! I mean, yeah, I get it, you point the thing down when you change the diaper so you don't get sprayed. But beyond that, I'm kind of lost, and fortunately I am under no pressure to learn.

2. Circumcision. My husband and I never had to go round and round about this one. Even better? Not a single sanctimommy can judge me for snipping or not snipping. We are home free, suckers!

3. Clothes Shopping Is So Much More Fun. No, this is not me being sexist. I know some guys love clothes shopping and are really quite fashionable. My husband is one of them. But have you looked at the standard kiddie clothing selections? They just don't MAKE a whole lot of cute stuff for the little guys. For the little girls, on the other hand, the sky is the limit!

4. Pee All Over My Bathroom. I have heard this lament from every single mother of a little boy that I know. Their guys pee on the floor. They pee on the front of the potty. Some of them even pee on the wall. Sorry ladies, but not in my house! My daughter is, well, a sits-and-pees girl, and my husband grew out of that one decades ago (God bless my mother-in-law for that part!).

5. We're Pink AND Blue. I am hoping that one day society grows up, and we can accept that pink and blue are just colors. Sadly, we're not there yet, and I really feel for the moms of pink-loving little boys who have to deal with society's judgment. That said, I'm relieved that in 2013, it's finally accepted that my daughter can like to play with trucks and LEGOs and do science experiments without being labeled a freak. 

6. Girl Power. I have been a feminist for about as long as I can remember, but it wasn't until I brought a daughter into this world that I really felt myself empowered to make changes in this world for womankind. We read books about powerful women. We buy her girl power shirts. We talk about how much girls rule. Sons are wonderful, but it's a daughter who has made me want to be a better woman.

Are you son-free too? Why do you love it?

 

Image by Jeanne Sager

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MrsYo... MrsYoung1287

This article is disgusting but I 'm not suprised because of who wrote it. I LOVE having my son!! I actually wanted a boy, you know nothing about boys do you?? My sn dosen't pee everywhere and is fun to shop for them too. Camo, mohawks and race cars, what's not fun about that??

NewMo... NewMom11222011

At age 7, you haven't experienced teenage daughter hormones.  Check back with us 10 years from now and see if you still feel the same!  Love my boy!

Sleep... SleepingBeautee

Meh... The whole... I am happy to not have a {    } child is ridiculous. Sorry Jeanne. I was put off by the dad blogger and put off by this one too.


What would you do if something happened and you ended up with a son? Even if you are not planning another baby, things happen. Words are powerful things. I can't imagine being a child and finding a blog my mom wrote about not wanting me.


 


I usually love your posts, but this one... not so much.


 

kelly... kelly24019

Ugh this post is awful

April... AprilJune

I have two girls, and we're planning on trying for baby #3 in the fall. My husband wants a boy, but I really want another girl. I don't even know why really...maybe just to have more of what I already have? I think we always feel thankful to get what we got...I never hear people walking around saying they'd trade their son for a daugther or vice versa

MrsYo... MrsYoung1287

Sleepingbeautee if she ended up pregnant with boy she'd probably just abort it.

Sleep... SleepingBeautee

MrsYoung... I highly doubt that. No need to get all kinds of crazy and insulting. Don't like the article leave  constructive criticism and leave. Nastiness is not appropriate.

nonmember avatar Mrs Conner

That's a bunch of horse s***! I'm expecting my first child, and I'm happy it's a boy. I sure hope your precious daughter doesn't grow up to be like you!! Why not be happy for a healthy baby?!

Tracy Mattea Grimes

Reasons why I'm glad Jeanne Sager will never be my mother
-By Jeanne Sager never to be born son

belon... belongs2Jesus

I love my son. Love dressing him in those handsome little suits. Love getting the compliments of how handsome he is. Love the mommy little man snuggle time. I'm glad you love your girl but with your attitude I pray you never have a son that boy would be mistreated big time.

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