The June issue of Real Simple listed the results of a Gallup poll that asked American men their preference if they could have only one child, and when I first saw "49" wanted a boy I wasn't too concerned. I thought it was good news -- because then 51 percent would have said a girl, right?
The article notes that only 22 chose a daughter and the rest had no preference.
When will we get to "no preference" as a response for every man -- and woman?
When will we realize that male or female, little people and big people are different and can be all things -- sweet, cuddling, athletic, studious, independent, creative, competitive, shy, loud, demanding, easy-going and a million other qualities, good and bad.
They're individuals, regardless of their sex!!!!
Now I'm working on a nice way to say this to couples trying to get pregnant or pregnant, without sounding like a preachy old person. Just thought I would warn you, just in case you hear someone screaming, "The sex doesn't matter. Children are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you'll get -- nutty or sweet, smooth or crunchy. The ultrasound does not tell you their *personality*!"