My husband would pick all girls, always, if he could.
I would pick all boys if I couldn’t pick a mix. I’ve always seen myself as being a mother to sons. I would like daughters though.
Good thing neither of us is really picking.
Would you prefer children all of one gender or a mix? I’d much prefer a mix. Why? Partly because my husband wants girls so badly. But partly also because I was brought up that the smallest family you should try for is one boy and one girl; and keep trying until you get at least one of each. I was one of three, two girls and a boy. They would have kept having more if my brother had been a girl.
I also think different genders of siblings have different relationships. I don’t have the same relationship with my brother I do with my sister and I wouldn’t trade either.
[name]Do[/name] you have an ideal order of genders you would desire? Probably alternating, boy, girl, boy, girl, boy. Why? I was the eldest; I desperately wanted an older brother. I tried to protect my siblings and I got in fights defending them, and I was a little teeny thing that wasn’t four feet tall until I was about nine years old. I was envious my best girlfriend had an older brother.
What are your experiences in different gender combinations of siblings? As a child I pitied only children, wanted more siblings than I had, wanted both elder and younger siblings, and was always extremely close with both my brother and my sister. I competed less with my brother; I am not sure if that’s our gender differences or the fact we were farther apart in age.
My brother heard my husband wanted only girls, and asked why. I said “he thinks girls are nicer, cleaner, less violent, and smell better” - which were all actual quotes. My brother laughed and replied “[name]Said[/name] the man with no sisters!” lol.