Girls Girls Girls. Aint the Mr a lucky man.
I had a weird neighbour run in this week.
Miss G has taken a liking to visiting the bikie house 3 doors up from us. (yeah don't ask)
There is an old lady there with a cute dog etc that she talks to.
So I go up there to fetch G and am introduced to another neighbour across the road 3 doors up
Now bear in mind I have NEVER MET her nor ever SEEN her before.
She comes barralling down the stairs saying (the very first words ever spoken between us)
B. I worked for a gynacologist for 20 years. You and your husband have girls because you both eat an alkaline diet. You need to go on this special diet for atleast 3 months. You must wear a condom for three months and then at the end of the time you will 97% chance fall pregnant with a boy.
I make embarrassed comments about how we are finished with our family thankyouverymuch. I'm fine with all daughters, wouldn't YOU feel sorry for THAT boy to be born after THESE girls??
She rushes off to find a pen and paper and comes back with a book recommendation and a fertility clinic to attend. She says you only need one boy (she herself has two daughters and a son), B she says, Listen. I know what I'm talking about. You need to get onto this.
I make more comments on, thank you but my husband is too old to have more kids ;) 4 is it for me, don't you think that's enough!!
She adamantly passes over the paper and says Go to the library tomorrow and get that book out. Photocopy the relevant pages as the book is $30. 97% success rate! She herself did it to get her son 28 years ago blah blah. Like in my face not accepting my rebuffs and treating me like I don't believe this amazing knowledge that is being placed right in front of me.
And then she was gone.
umm Okay. Nice to meet you too.
Now I don't deny that all those facts are true. They probably are. I have heard of that method before and have even had a little read about it. However I'm pretty sure plenty of people who eat the same diet as their husband still have both boys and girls. Why should my husband and I be so 'afflicted' according to her.
When the Mr came home hours later I told him what transpired when I met a new neighbour. We were both laughing so hard. People in this street must talk about us for her to know so much about me ;) The lady in common up there always thinks I have 5 girls (because I babysit another neighbour) so I can just imagine what they've said about me and this gaggle of girls I have.
Most of the time it doesn't bother me that I have all daughters. In fact I like it. I do sometimes feel sorry for the MR to be outnumbered, but hey it's not like you can choose these things (well apparently you can according to the lady up the street) I like that it also feels so balanced. All girls. They all share. The same stuff. The same room. Sure they are all different in personalities but they are also like a cohesive collective in my mind now. I'm happy with equal girl numbers.
You never know what's instore for your life. My mother did the old girl boy girl boy, my mother in law had The Mr and 3 girls, then went on to have the 3 boys last. I always assumed I would be similar. An even mix. I wasn't too sad with each girl I had, but I did see my chances for a son dwindling significantly!
So why did her comments affect me so?
Last night in the dark I leant over to The MR in bed and whispered "We'll have Grandsons, right?"
And he hugged me and said 'everything will be fine'
*I've got a great book and clinic recommendation if anyone wants it :)