During a routine sonogram, my husband jokingly asked, “I guess I better start liking the color pink,” as we had just found out that we were the proud parents of a baby girl.
Less than 1½ years later, during my second pregnancy at yet another routine sonogram, we were told by my sonographer, “Sisters are the best” and that are older daughter was indeed going to be a big sister.
So another little girl was our fate and you guessed it more pink was to be had and loved by their dear, old dad.
The color pink is only the tip of the iceberg of the best things about being the mom to all girls.
Don’t get me wrong, I secretly had hoped to be the mom to all girls, because I was and still am a girly girl by nature, plus pink was in fact always my favorite color.
So, I was over the moon to get blessed doubly over with both my girls, because my girls truly are the best to me and there are quite a few reasons why I can say undoubtedly that this is true.
Almost 8 years since that original sonogram, I am still loving being a girl mom. Plus, I just celebrated my Mother’s Day for the 8th time.
So in honor of those 8 years here are the top 8 reasons, why I still love being a girl mom…
1. The clothes.
What can I say, I love to shop, especially since the color pink seems to figure in heavily here. See I will never forget going to Babies R Us right after we found out that I was having a girl. Seriously, the girls clothes and girls trainers even from the tiniest of sizes are just so adorable and so fun to shop for. And as they have gotten older, it has only gotten more fun to shop for and with them now. It is like having my own built-in shopping partners in crime now.
2. All Girls Want to Be Princesses.
Along the lines of clothes is one of my favorite phases so far with my girls and their love for all things frilly with princess dress costumes, tutus, and more. Even at my age, I love to dress up for parties and more. So it is so much fun to see that my girls are miniature versions of me on this.
3. The Hair.
I absolutely love trying new hairstyles out and doing all sorts of fun hairstyles, such as braids, ponytails, buns, pigtails, and more. So now with my girls, it is like having my own personal hair clients daily to do all this and more with.
4. Public Restrooms.
As much as I complain sometimes since both my girls are now potty trained that bathroom breaks when out all fall on me, I am thankful conversely that when I do have to take someone to the bathroom with me it’s two little girls, who have the same physical equipment down there.
5. They Are Mommy’s Little Helpers.
Let’s face it, I don’t love to clean up messes. I mean who does? But still, kids do have a way of making quite a bit of them, but my girls are always right at the ready to want to help take on all sorts of messes.
6. They love to talk.
I am a very outgoing and talkative person — maybe even a bit of a gossip girl. So, to have two other little people who could keep up and even rival me at times in this department is at the very least a major plus in my book.
7. They adore me.
When asked to choose, who will take them somewhere, tuck them in at night or who they just want to spend time with, it is usually always me, because I am their mom, who they look up to and idolize wanting to be just like as they grow up.
8. And I adore them, too.
When push comes to shove, these two little girls were in my heart from the moment I found out I was carrying them and honestly couldn’t picture my world without them in it now.
So for all the moms to girls or moms to be of little girls, trust me when I say, “Girls just want to have fun and are that much fun, too!”
Seana Turner says
I am sure everyone loves whatever gender children they are blessed to receive, but I have two girls like you, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I think I wouldn’t have been the best mother of boys – I’m just too wimpy! I love that girls talk and tell all the details:)
I couldn’t agree with you, Seana. And also like you I am too girly and wimpy in the end to be a boy mom from what I have seen over the years. So, definitely thankful for my girls 😉
I hope you had a wonderful mothers day! Your girls are cuter and cuter every time I see them. 🙂 And I can tell you LOVE being a mom: from this blog, to their clothes, to the wonderful experiences you share, I know they’re a central part of your life. As for hubby, I hope he DOES love the color pink, hehe. There’s a lot of girly-girls hanging around him. Hehehe.
Thank you for making me smile and I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful week ahead! Sending you big hugs and hope you get a little “mom-time” to yourself in the coming week – you deserve the best! <3
Aw, thank you so much Cyndi and definitely was a wonderful weekend with hubby’s 40th birthday and Mother’s Day, as well. Hoping the week ahead is a good one for all of us now, too. Hugs and sending you some Monday love now!! <3 xoxo
I have a daughter who is 16 now and I must admit that I love having a girl. While I am her mom, she is becoming one of my very best friends and watching her grow has been the most fun. Even those rough patches we have encountered.
She isn’t into pink these days, but she is always the sweetest young lady.
Aw, I love that you are their all the way watching your girl grow and become close friends with her, as well. I can only hope for that as both my girls grow into young women here, as well. Thanks for sharing with me 🙂
I feel the same way! Love having a girl! But I think she’s enough for me hahaha! I never liked pink before I had a girl! 🙂
Jhanis, I was known as “The Pink Girl”, so not going to lie the pink color totally was not something I had to get used to 😉
I’m so glad I have a girl, and I always wanted more than one!
Aw, Dara I know and couldn’t agree with your more on that sentiment 🙂
William Holland says
Well I’ll have to take your word for all of this. 🙂 It’s so nice to begin my workweek with something from you to read….it’s like beginning a day having coffee with a friend…a very nice experience.
Happy Monday, Janine!
Aw, what can I say but thank you, Bill for always reading, as well as your friendship, too. Happy Monday once again!! 🙂
Kathy Radigan says
Coming from a family of three girls I always assumed that I would either have all girls or all boys, I never in a million years thought I would get both!!! So I am a girl mom and a boy mom. Totally agree with you on everything. I am a pink loving girly girl, who is the mom of a pink loving gilry girl. Very fun!!! The clothes are adorable for girls. There isn’t the same selection for boys, I always felt that wasn’t fair!! xoxo I love seeing pictures of your two cuties!!!
I agree about the clothes totally and I have shopped for boys (not my own) and always seem to be more of a struggle to find cuter clothing. Thanks Kathy always!! xoxo 🙂
I am an only child and I have 3 daughter’s and 2 grandaughter’s. Not a boy in the bunch! My mom says a daughter is a daughter for life and son is a son til he takes a wife.. lol.. I but heads sometimes with my girls but we are very close.
Thank you, Katherine for sharing with me about you and your daughters, too!! 🙂
AnnMarie John says
As a mom of 2 girls I couldn’t agree more but I also love being a mom to boys too. The boys get to protect their little and big sisters and they’re just as cute. I have to admit that girls do have the best clothes though. 🙂
Aw, I don’t know anything, but girls here. So, I guess I am just biased on all including the clothes, too 😉
Lisa @TheGoldenSpooms says
I actually didn’t want all girls, but now that I have three I can’t imagine it any other way. Although, I have a love-hate relationship with the hair!! 🙂
Lisa, I am so with you on the hair, too!! 🙂
Diane Roark says
I hope you had a great Mother’s Day. Girl’s have their advantage and disadvantages for sure. I am glad I had 3 boys and a 2 girls and not all girls. They are both wonderful! The older I get the more and more I miss all by babies!!!
Aw, I know what you mean about the baby stage and hope you, too had a very wonderful Mother’s Day!! 🙂
Aunt Gloria says
I’m with you Janine. I’ve always been partial to girls! Love my nephews too….but I never knew what to do with boys. I don’t do sports, arm wrestle, etc. Girls I know what to do with….dolls, dress up, make up, etc. And yes, a daughter is your daughter for all your life! xxoo
Aw, totally agree with you on all counts, Aunt Gloria xoxo 🙂
Your daughters are adorable. That First Holy Communion dress and veil are lovely.
Aw, thanks so much Marilyn!! 🙂
As you know, I’m a boy mom three times over…and I can’t imagine it any other way. Maybe because I was a tomboy growing up and I’m so NOT a girly girl.:) Plus? I can’t do hair AT ALL! My boys all do have thick amazing hair though — just happy I don’t have to style it!
Omg, Emily the hair in the morning before school does definitely have me agreeing on that aspect!!
I guess I am a girl mom! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want another. I feel like my one of each are so delicious! But I’d want another girl… Des would be an awesome middle boy child!
Aw, I am with you and if I am were ever to have another, I’d hope for another girl, too 😉
This is so cute! Honestly, I was terrified of having a girl. I was never girly, so I thought I couldn’t handle a girl. Well, I love my girl, but I still don’t know about the handling part!
Aw, I love that you love your girl and think you are an awesome girl mom!! 🙂
There are many reasons I love your blog Janine and one of them is that you have two cute little girls at home. It was just my sister and I growing up and we had so much fun. As you know I don’t have any kids yet but I always imagined me in a house full of boys, but I would be just as happy in a house full of girls. I’m not a girly girl at all but I don’t think that will stop me. I was always Mom’s Little helper I actually still am.
Aw, Mary I couldn’t love you or your blog, too more if I tried. So thank you not only for your kind words, but also your friendship, too!!! 😉
This is so sweet! What an awesome dedication to your amazing girls. They are SO lucky to have you as a mama!! <3
Aw, thanks so much Nellie <3
I’m an all boy mom, so I HAD to read this to get a peek into your world. Good reasons! Especially the clothes!
Thanks so much, April and love that you read my article for my insight 😉
catherine gacad says
Janine, you’ll be happy to know that my son’s favorite color is pink. It drives my husband crazy to no end, but that is just what he’s into. He also pretends to be a princess. It makes me giggle!
Girls will always stay close to you. That, I know to be true. Whereas boys will marry, leave, and start their own families.
Aw, Catherine you totally just made me smile and thank you my friend!! 🙂
Christine Carter says
Aw Janine, this was so beautiful and FUN to read! YOur girls are just so precious. Every picture I see here or on FB are just so breathtaking of your girls… I swear I do that “AW!!” when I see each one.
Such a lovely testimony to raising girls here. Happy (belated) Mother’s Day my friend!! XOXO
Chris, thank you so much for all you said here today, as well as your continued friendship. Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to you, too!! xoxo
Your blog post is so cute and lovely! I have three boys… Two of them are grown up…
Anyway, it’s a hapiness having children.
Thanks so much for sharing with me!! 🙂
Happy mother’s day, Janine. I can’t believe how grown up your girls are getting! As a girl dad, I’ve had … a different sort of experience. Not so much pink and princesses, and more midfielders and mayhem.
However, they still need mascara and the ratio of soccer balls to bottles of nail polish in the house is probably 1:1.
Thanks Eli and love your share in your experiences as a girl dad, as well 😉
Okay, you inspired me to write a post about having all boys, with due credit given. Here’s the linkhttp://storiesofourboys.com/2017/05/17/15-best-things-boys/ .
Just read, commented and loved it. Thank you once again for giving me the side scoop on the flip side of this 😉
So sweet! It’s definitely awesome having lots of girls around the house. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
Thanks Leslie and my pleasure, as always!! 🙂
Your girls are so very cute! As to #6, my 9 and 4 year old can talk for 20 minutes without blinking or breathing. I am not sure how that is physically possible, but it is. Girls have skills. Long live Princesses everywhere 🙂
Aw, love it, Jen and yes, long live princesses everywhere indeed!! 🙂