Thursday, August 13, 2009

Boys are DEFINITELY Different from Girls!

I never quite believed it when people said that little boys were tougher to raise than little girls. I was sure that all children were different and more or less of a challenge based on their personality not their gender. I already had two girls and Gracie was definitely more of a handful than Emma Jo. Would Cooper really be more active and trouble-prone just because he is a boy?

I can't 100% guarantee it is because of his gender, but Cooper is absolutely more active and trouble-prone. In fact we affectionately call him our "little troublemaker". It is adorable and we love him to pieces, but he is a handful. We have to worry about him getting into trouble that neither of his sisters would ever dream about.

Last night was another example. Around 3am Cooper started calling for Papa from his crib. He has taken to co-sleeping with us in the middle of the night, so we had figured he just wanted to come into our room. Jason went into Cooper's room and first discovered that Cooper had removed his sleepsack. Gracie very contentedly slept in a sleep sack until she was 3. Cooper has been taking his off in the middle of the night for a couple of weeks. Jason started to lift Cooper out of the crib and Cooper started screaming "tuck" "tuck". I came running and we discovered that Cooper had tried to climb out of his crib and had gotten his foot stuck in the railing. Neither of the girls ever attempted to climb out of their cribs. I guess this is just one more adventure I get to experience by being the mommy to a little boy.

From August 2009

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