Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Girls

Sometimes I feel like girls get a bad rap. I can't tell you how many times I have heard the pity in someones voice when they find out I have four daughters. This was especially true when I only had the four girls.

People think immediately of weddings, the cost of all the clothing and accessories, and the raging PMS. And admittedly, I am not to that stage yet. But on days like to today, I am grateful to have daughters. Today I was making dinner for 4 families. Every time I got something going, Noble somehow got his "helping" hands into it and made more work for me.

First he "helped" unwrap the butter for me that I had laid out to soften for my cookies. He kept trying to "season" my bread dough with fists full of salt. I made a fresh pizza sauce with fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden and put it in a measuring cup on the island to wait till I needed it. Noble thought it was a smoothie and tried to drink it. He apparently didn't like it so he threw it in the sink. Well, mostly in the sink. About a third of it ended up all over my cupboards and floor and him.

He kept trying to eat my pizza dough and he did eat quite a bit of my cookie dough. I felt like I was trying to play keep away with him all day while taking care of the baby and making this big dinner.

So this afternoon when my girls got home ... sigh ... I felt incredible gratitude for them. Sabrina took Noble upstairs to play with him - away from the baby and the kitchen. Lauren took Harrison for a ride in circles on the recliner. And Annie came over to see if she could help me make dinner.

Now I am sure there will be times when my boys are great helps too. And I am grateful for the joy they bring me now in the cute littleness. But today ... I am SO grateful for my girls who just brought me so much sanity today.

10 comments:

Lissy said...

Girls rock! Love your blog :)

Emily in Wonderland said...

I never get the whole pity over girls thing- but I do always give lots of pity when I hear of families of all boys! lol When I hear of all girls, I think, "How fun!!"

Am I crazy?

Brittany said...

I have two girls and love them to pieces, but some days I am very glad I don't have more :) I was actually quite scared to have two, but they are super sweet and I hope that even as teenagers we can be friends. A lady in my ward told me that she had 6 daughter and enjoyed everyone of them. I thought that was sweet, but said, "I don't think I will have that many." I, also, have the sweetest nephew ever and I have always wanted to have a boy, so I don't get the pity over all boys either.

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

I have two of each and girls are darling to have as adults too! And I have to say, we paid for a son's wedding as well when his bride's family could not afford to~ so throw out that thought!! It should be a shared affair I think! Girls, sugar and spice, everything nice! You are raising sweet little ladies!

kt said...

Hehe, I have one of each, and while they are both relatively young, 10 years (boy) and 5 years (girl), the darling amazing little girl has given me much more of a run for my money than my boy ever has. I thought I knew busy until I met my little hurricane or tornado as I can her (depends on if she left a dry mess or a wet mess in her wake) but I wouldn't trade either one of them for the world (as I know you wouldn't either). I love kids, I love that they frustrate and melt our hearts in the matter of a split second. I love that that they can destruct and reconstruct in a matter seconds. Life is so much better having a taste of both worlds.

Cheryl said...

I have four boys and one daughter. My oldest is 12 and 2nd is 10 and they are good helpers. However I must say that they aren't the same nurturers as girls and I am always a tiny bit jealous of friends who have girls first (my daughter is my 4th). My daughter already was born with more nurturing and desire to help Mommy than her 4 brothers combined! That being said, I love my boys! They are full of energy and spunk and are so much fun to be around!

Anonymous said...

I have two girls and I feel sorry for anybody who doesn't have a daughter - really, really sorry. I have two brother so I know they are great, but I only wanted girls myself. It's nice that you have both.

Karen UK said...

I'm with Cheryl. I have 3 boys 9,8 and 6 years old and 1 girl who is 1. I love my boys but having them close was hard work as they were very physical as young boys. Now they're great but when my 16 month old girl helps unload the dishwasher or puts the laundry in the basket I see a huge difference. She's much more loving and nuturing towards her baby dolls too. The boys had them but never pretended to feed or kiss or change them like she does. It's a testimony to me that women and men are created differently- equal but different. She isn't a totally girly girl (although I'm working on that!!), she loves to climb and won't have her hair styled but she is more feminine in a lot of ways. My sister has 4 girls and I don't pity or envy her!

The Coy Family said...

I have 6 boys and grew up with 6 sisters. Boys are a lot of fun but they are just not helpful in a motherly sort of way!! I was never very girly but I loved that we could do anything in both worlds of male and female(Think soccer and painted fingernails). It got a little hormonal but it was great! Girls are great! Boys are too and I enjoy my boys a lot but sometimes I long for a little girl (we tried and got twin boys!).

Andrea said...

Love your blog! I have five girls and they are such a joy!