I say this because I’ve never identified as a ‘mummy’s’ or ‘daddy’s’ girl myself. I’m both. And I’ve never understood the difference between a mother-son relationship and a mother-daughter relationship. I guess I also believe there shouldn’t be a difference.
When I think back over the many ‘words of wisdom’ imparted on me as an expectant parent, by far the most offensive was this:
“You’ll know real love if you have a boy.”
I already had a girl and the suggestion that I could love my second child more than the first was abhorrent. Regardless of gender.
I can confidently say, now that I’ve birthed the elusive pigeon pair, that there is no difference. Nil. Nada. None.
I love my girl and my boy equally. That will never change. Real love, for both.
And as for those inspo-quotes that so often creep onto Facebook and the like – I will be my son’s first kiss/love/friend, but I’ll also be my daughter’s first kiss/love/friend.
Have you ever clicked the share button on a quote like those above? Is it just me who gets a bit of the spooky Oedipus vibe from them?
Would love to hear your thoughts on this one!