With boys its black and white. They are either friends or they're not. They like something or they don't. They listen or not. Yes, they may have a lot of physical energy, but nothing compares to the mental energy to takes to raise girls!
With girls, its nothing close to black and white…its 50 shades of gray! I am finding out very early (I am talking 5 yrs old!) that everything is drama. EVERYTHING! Its rather exhausting! I know the saying boys are harder when they are younger and girls are harder when they are older, but if older means 5-18, I am in it for a LOOOOONG ride!!! In fact, I may be in a mental hospital before either of my girls turn 18.
For example last week I packed Melina a sandwich on cinnamon bread as a treat. When she got home I asked her how she liked it. Here was her response. "When I tried it I liked it, but then X said she didn't like cinnamon bread and so that made me go lower on the BFF pyramid. And Y got to move up, all because X didn't like that I had cinnamon bread in my lunch!" Seriously, WHAT?!!! A BFF pyramid in Kindergarten? Where are they getting this?? I do not remember anything like this in Elementary School. Granted, I am not that smart and I am old, because in her words, "Daddy is smarter, but mom, your older!" But honestly, I am not sure if I can handle 12 years of this!
Or maybe it will just be a stage for now (please tell me that's the case!). As one gets easier another gets harder. The problem is I always have 2 in a hard stage if 2 are easier.
She is oh so cute. And honestly she is the first to sincerely wish you a Happy Birthday, or ask how your day was. She has great qualities, but right now she is driving me nuts!