If you could choose your perfect combination of 3 children, what would it be?

(43 Posts)
Abracadabra22 Fri 25-Sep-15 15:22:08

And in which order? Boys/Girls? What do you think is most harmonious from your own or other's experience? Just out of sheer curiosity really!!

RandomMess Fri 25-Sep-15 15:23:43

Erm harmony comes from having naturally compliant and easy going dc regardless of gender and ages!

Sparklingbrook Fri 25-Sep-15 15:23:43

3 boys. But ideally 2. No girls at all.

HedgieRobin Fri 25-Sep-15 15:25:01

I'd love a boy, then a girl (or two) but from working in childcare I know that in general boys are much lower maintenance than girls!

BrandNewAndImproved Fri 25-Sep-15 15:27:04

Two boys and a girl last.

AndNowItsSeven Fri 25-Sep-15 15:28:00

I had three girls before ds , I really did not want a boy as embarrassingly I believed the stereotypes. No I realise gender makes no difference at all to " harmony".
There is no perfect order.

WaitingForEgg Fri 25-Sep-15 15:35:54

2 boys then a girl last for me I think

Huntthepigsear Fri 25-Sep-15 15:39:11

Three boys, as that is what I have.
If I had had any other combination, then I am sure I would think that was the perfect combination as well.

slightlyconfused85 Fri 25-Sep-15 18:43:16

I would have liked girl girl boy, but now I dont want a third child at all! I've got a girl and a boy so it wouldn't have worked anyway grin

BoboChic Fri 25-Sep-15 18:47:23

I know lots of boy/boy/girl or even boy/boy/boy/girl families. Dreadful sexist stereotype but I think younger sisters are great for boys and older brothers are great for girls.

CPtart Fri 25-Sep-15 18:48:36

Girl, boy, girl

SevenSeconds Fri 25-Sep-15 18:53:44

I've got boy girl boy and I think it works well. Maybe having the opposite sex in the middle means less competitiveness between the ones closest in age?

yeOldeTrout Fri 25-Sep-15 18:53:52

BGG. Didn't get it, of course.

Scarletforya Fri 25-Sep-15 18:55:12

Three girls.

Fugghetaboutit Fri 25-Sep-15 18:56:44

How are boys lower maintenance exactly?

TillITookAnArrowToTheKnee Fri 25-Sep-15 18:57:14

I have boy girl girl and mystery baby #4 on the way.

Hamsternaut Fri 25-Sep-15 19:11:41

I have boy girl boy...like Seven I think it breaks it up and stops the competitiveness- although they still bicker. I do think it's a pretty good combo I might be biased though!

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Fri 25-Sep-15 19:22:05

A cavachon
A Podengo
A wire haired daschund

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 25-Sep-15 19:29:22

Exactly what huntthebear said. I love having my 3 (now grown up) boys. But whatever is have had would have been perfect. When the oldest got married I had a pang as I'd never take a daughter to choose a wedding dress, but that's the only time I've felt like that. Though i have wondered how different the dynamic would be if one had been a girl. And DIL ended up asking me to go with her and her mum and sister to help choose her dress anyway.

Sparklingbrook Fri 25-Sep-15 19:31:38

I can confess that I was secretly glad I had two boys because once I had one I wanted another and not a girl.

I had a brief moment of realising I would never be mother of the bride etc. But I got over it.

Iamnotloobrushphobic Fri 25-Sep-15 19:33:51

My preference would be to have 3 healthy children. When you have a child with chronic health problems you realise that gender is really not important.

Finallyonboard Fri 25-Sep-15 19:37:54

Three girls.

Jo4040 Fri 25-Sep-15 19:38:20

I have two boys. A four year old and a 9 month old.

I'm aching for a girl. It's all I think about. I think if I was to ha e another I would have to grieve for the girl I'll never have. I love my two boys to bits and wouldntt swap em. I just crave a daughter.

I just will never be satisfied without one.

Iv never admitted this in RL, except to my DP, who says he will never have another child with me unless I can loose this attitude.

It's all I think about.

zoemaguire Fri 25-Sep-15 19:40:52

I have gbg and they get on (mostly) like a house on fire.

Fatrascals Fri 25-Sep-15 19:48:08

OMG jo you've only just had a baby. Hormones are all over the place.
Two boys...you don't even know them both yet.

I think if all you can think about is a baby girl when you have a 9mth old baby you may be slightly depressed.

Just hold on in there.....you don't know what having two children is like yet ...they are little people remember not just cuddly babies.

The last thing I want to sound is light hearted or patronising. I had 2 boys. I had PND twice and I desperately wanted a girl for a long while. They are 6 and 8 now and I wouldn't swap a thing about my life to date (since children) If I was pregnant now I'd be gutted but I'd also pray it was a boy.

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