An interesting new Gallup poll was released on June 23rd and I was surprised to see that our attitudes about having girls haven’t changed much since the 40’s. Check it:
I’ll be totally honest. On my first I was really wanting a boy (we had one). I thought in general that I would be a much better mom to boys than girls (I was a tom boy growing up). I’ve since had 2 girls. When I found out I was having a girl with my 2nd child I went down to Baby Gap and just about cried as I looked at all of the accessories that came with them.
In the same breath, I can also admit that under all of it, at the time I probably had a preference to boys. I also think that our families had a preference for boys and I felt that. And truthfully I’m surprised that I did for someone who is a pretty independent woman if I do say so myself. I probably would have been burning my bras in the 70’s. I can now say that I honestly don’t lean more one way or another. If we had another baby, I could probably even go without finding out (I said probably, I am so impatient!) and I’d be happy with a boy or a girl.
Check out the summary over at Gallup and let me know what you think!