If nothing else, Phaedra Parks of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is a Southern belle. If it's frilly, feminine, and froufrou, Phaedra likes it. So that's why when it comes to her pregnancy with her second baby, many assumed she might be rooting for a daughter. Phaedra, however, says that's not the case.
She recently told the HuffPost Live that while her son Ayden wants a baby sister, it's taken her some time to get used to the idea. "At first I was anti-little girls, and my husband was like 'I'd like a daughter,'" she said. "But now I'm like, a girl might be fun."
Yes, definitely fun, but also totally frightening. And Phaedra more than anyone knows why -- girl drama.
Oh, it starts early. Mean girls aren't a myth, and as early as preschool they're telling one another their dresses aren't pretty enough or forming little cliques. Then all of a sudden, a former Miss USA is stealing your booty workout video idea and dressing up in your thong bikini and butt pads to mock you.
Oh yeah, Phaedra knows how catty and mean women can be to one another more than most. From her problems with Sheree Whitfield last season to the major drama with Kenya Moore this season, she's been involved in plenty of drama herself, not to mention all the craziness she's witnessed between the other women as well. Who wouldn't be scared to bring a daughter into the world knowing what she's up against from her fellow womankind, let alone the rest of the world?
Personally I was terrified to have a girl. I thought having boys would be so much easier emotionally, and I wasn't sure my heart could take all the inevitable heartbreak. Then I had a girl and, of course, wouldn't trade her for the world. But I do have a healthy amount of trepidation about what she's in for when it comes to dealing with other girls and women. I know we'll figure it out together, just as Phaedra will if she has a daughter, and regardless of a child's sex, there are going to be highs and lows. But that doesn't make the road ahead feel any less daunting with a daughter.
Did you/do you find the thought of raising girls frightening?
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