It's been about six months since Ryan Reynolds married Blake Lively, and in Hollywood time, that means we're long overdue for asking them intrusive questions about when they're going to start making babies. But no worries -- Details magazine is on it. In an interview they got the newly-ish wed to admit he would "love to have a big family" with Blake someday. As long as they're girls. Reynolds is afraid he'll have all boys.
"I’m terrified that I’m genetically predisposed to only having boys," he said. And why is that? Because he grew up with three rowdy older brothers. "There’s nothing my brothers and I didn’t put a hole in. We turned our home into a Wiffle house.” Ouch. Okay, I guess there's that. Maybe buy all concrete furniture? But there's so much to love about little boys.
By the way, this is a photo of me trying to interview Ryan before the Turbo premiere and asking him a simple question about how married life is treating him, WHICH HE REFUSED TO ANSWER ("no personal questions"). Oh, but he'll spill to Details all about how many babies he wants. Really, Ryan? REALLY?
I'm over it. It's okay. Back to why Ryan should be excited about having boys, should that happen to him. And who knows -- he could end up with a house full of girls, which could be a whole 'nother piece of hell. I mean, could produce a whole other set of challenges.
1. Little boys love their mamas. I know this isn't a hard and fast rule, and little girls love their mamas, too. But there is nothing like the love a boy can have for his mom. And wouldn't it be sweet for Ryan to see that love between his wife and their sons? I mean, as long as no one gets Oedipal about it.
2. Boys destroy things; girls will hurt your insides. Well, this is according to comedian Louis CK. Have you see this bit? Warning: NSFW language.
3. Fewer tampons and less crying. What can I say, I grew up with two sisters. There were a lot of tampons and crying. It was hard.
4. Boys are easier to dress. No fussing over the right shade of pink or an all-purple wardrobe or any of that. All my son cares about is that he doesn't have to button a single thing.
5. Not all boys are destructive. I hear this is the case. I have no proof, though.
Maybe I'm biased because all I have is a little boy and I think he's pretty great. Then again, there's just one of him, and I've witnessed the havoc boys can wreak together (did I mention I also have two brothers?). I guess it all depends on how much you like your stuff and how comprehensive your home insurance is. So Ryan and Blake, better get on that now before you start filling your home with bouncing baby boys.
Do you think raising all boys is harder than raising all girls?