Inspired by the list of five reasons that boys are better than girls (and vice versa; see below), I wanted to create my own version, broken down into phases: Pre-Puberty and Post-Puberty. Here’s the original list:
Here’s a quick rundown of the top five reasons why having little boys is better than having little girls:
1. No whining (or less, at least)
2. No pink
3. No ballet
4. No make up
5. No growing up to be teenage daughters
And just for the sake of balance, here are five reasons that girls are better than boys:
1. No testosterone – ’nuff said
2. More than just sneakers
3. No Little League
4. No frogs, snails, and puppydog tails
5. No daughter-in-laws
Since I’m an Engineer, I had to take a “scientific approach” to this.
First, I created categories that worried me (I took a lot from the original post). Each category has a “maximum worry points”. Those are just abstracted levels of how much I worry about each category.
All I had to do then was to assign points to boys vs girls in each of the two phases and analyze the results.
Click here to see the spreadsheet that I created.
From the graphic linked above, we can “scientifically conclude” that little girls are easier to raise than little boys, but once they reach puberty, daddy’s little girl is “gone” and teen boys are easier to raise.This worries me, because my kids are still toddlers, so I know there’s still a *lot* ahead of me.
This article was originally published at Journey2Retirement.