Having had two children, both of them boys, the obvious question everyone likes to ask us is, “So, when are you going to try for a girl?”.
Firstly, we could have six further children and still not be guaranteed a girl.
Having two children is perfect for us. In reality, it’s just not practical logistically or financially, to have any more.
There is plenty of space at home for us currently and we are perfectly happy where we are. Not only would more children mean the need for a bigger home, we would also need to invest in a new car.
Taking on a bigger car and home would impact hugely on our finances. Meanwhile, we would also need to find the extra income for the basics of raising a further child. But, lets face it, kids are expensive.
So, would I like a daughter? Not really, if I’m honest. Femininity is hardly my strong point.
My teenage social life saw we studying martial arts and watching my favourite football team at Upton Park.
I’m rubbish at styling hair and as for make-up, pah! Well actually, I did resolve to apply mascara daily this new year (in an attempt to make some sort of effort) and so far that’s not going so well. I must try harder.
It is very rare, that I might
slip force myself into a dress. The fact is that I just don’t do girly stuff, I never have and so how would I manage with a girl?
I really couldn’t imagine myself with a daughter and truly believe that being a mum to boys is how it was supposed to be. And yes, that’s okay.