Have I ever mentioned how much I love being a mom of two girls? Growing up, I used to say that I always wanted to have one boy and one girl – one of each to make up the perfect family. I wanted the boy to be older so he could have his little sister’s back. When I was pregnant with A, though, I wanted a girl so badly. In fact, at her gender reveal ultrasound, I thought that the tech thought she was a boy and I was super sad about it; gender disappointment is a real thing. When it was time for #2 to come along, I knew I wanted another girl – a sister for my A, despite my previous wants for one of each. As it turns out, my husband wanted another girl, too. The two of us are now smitten girl parents and neither of us can imagine having boys. There are so many reasons I love being a girl mom so today I’m sharing five.
I’m sure boys love to have dance parties, too, but my daughters love to dance in the living room with me. We do it at least once per day and it’s so fun. I love to twirl them around in circles and they love it, too. Although I’m not a musician (I have zero talent), I am obsessed with music and I love that my littles share that love with me.
What goes hand-in-hand with dance parties? Singing at the top of our lungs, of course! My 4 year old is finally at the age where she really gets into songs – she recognizes them and sings along. Bruno Mars and Meghan Trainor are our current favorites. One of my few talents in life is being able to learn the lyrics to like every song after hearing it only a couple times – and then I never forget them. I think A is inheriting that from me [insert praise hands emoji]. I’m sure boys do this, too, but there’s something about a 3-girl singalong that makes my heart happy.
I feel like this goes without saying but I’m going to say it anyway. My girls are girly girls. They love all things pink and frill and I love every second of it. Of course that means that they love princesses and ballerinas. A’s first day of ballet was one of the highlights of my life thus far. Being a mom of girls – girly girls – means that I get to relive my own childhood days of Disney princesses, fairy wands, and plastic jewelry. I must say, it’s more fun the second time around.
I love having two daughters because they are best friends to one another. They might not always be but I really hope they are! They fuss and fight, of course, but the love my girls have for each other is unparalleled. Seeing them together is the sweetest thing and I hope that it lasts forever. Not only are they each other’s best friend, they’re my little BFF’s, too! Sure, I’m their parent first, but I love that I have two little friends to have fun with and do “girl things”. My girls already love to shop, get their nails done, and eat junk food – so we’re destined to be besties forever.
Now this is for sure something I know that girl moms can say way more than boy moms. The clothes!! Shopping for my girls is my weakness; it’s my husband’s weakness, too – even more so than mine. It’s rare that I’m the one saying “we don’t need that” in stores but I say it to my husband every time we go clothes shopping for them. Someone has to be the voice of reason, after all. There are so many adorable brands out there to choose from, all with super cute girl clothes. So many dresses and sweet outfits.
Are you a girl mom? What are your reasons for loving it? Tell me in the comments!