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Does anyone else have boisterous girls?

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mymumdom Thu 04-Aug-11 21:46:10

I'm reading the struggling with three boys thread
and wondering if 3 boys could be any worse than my 3 girls ( and 3 year old boy) combo?
They are terrible if left to watch TV all day, we can't do pyjama days because it always ends up a disaster.
We need to get out of the house and run around every day for at least an hour ( more is better).
Luckily we have a pool, so they spend an hour or so in there a day.
They are always fighting, usually physically.
If I leave the room I often come back to a pile of girls wrestling with a small boy perched on top like a tick on a sheeps bum.
When we are out and about, someone always falls over, someone always has a meltdown and someone usually injures themselves in an obscure way.
They always need a bath at the end of the day because they are normally filthy.
Am I alone in having girls who aren't in the least girly?

noir Thu 04-Aug-11 21:54:15

They sound like great fun!

butterflyexperience Thu 04-Aug-11 21:57:48

My 2 dd's smile
They drive me crazy so much noise and mess and meltdowns I wonder if we are strange confused
Good to hear others out there with lively girls, sure they would get on like a house on fire grin

hester Thu 04-Aug-11 22:08:29

dd2 (23 months) is like a boisterous puppy - into everything, on a seek and destroy mission from the moment she wakes up. If she isn't dancing, she's doing headrolls, or tormenting the cat, or emptying the cupboards, or bashing her big sister over the head. If she sees another toddler she likes the look of she approaches them smiling ("ah, she's so pretty", say the other parents), then hugs them ("aaaaah"), then pins them down while she french kisses them ("get your child off!"). She is fearless around older children, and will cheerfully biff one who tries to push her around.

Is that the sort of thing you meant? grin

tallulah Thu 04-Aug-11 22:10:18

Yep. My 4 yo DD is very boisterous, as was her 25 yo sister.

Luckily I had 2 quiet DSs grin

PacificDogwood Thu 04-Aug-11 22:12:52

You have no idea how delighted I am to hear about your DDs, mymumdom and how relieved.

I have 4 boys and life is so noisy, physical, exhausting and not always fun that I am repeatedly wondering whether a girl in the 'mix' would have defused things a bit.

All the girls I ever see out and about (today at soft play for instance) are calmer, less physically aggressive, at times timid and less shouty - or so it seems.... Oh, dontcha just love gross generalisations wink

<<off to read the '3 boys thread'>>

Mowlem Thu 04-Aug-11 22:13:17

Yes, I have one very boisterous DD and a second active DD. We don't do whole days at home. My saviour? It was gymnastics. Keeps us all same. My eldest is now 7 and does 11 hours a week. I long for the day it tires her out, but I dread to think what life would be like without this lifeline. Funnily enough, loads of the other mums of the girls in the squad at gym all say the same thing.grin

mummynoseynora Thu 04-Aug-11 22:14:01

I have 2DC , one of each.. my DD is 4.6 and is is like split personality child! She literally splits between wanting pink / dresses / swirling around / ballet .... and constantly bruised / scabbed legs, charging around everywhere, LOVING rough & tumble type play...

as above she is generally always filthy - and I can rarely get away with a pj day... in fact I tried for one today (DS was up half the night teething) we were at the kids club cinema this morning, came back, had lunch, felt like a zombie so put the telly on (bad mummy emoticon) and she's just been a bloody mare all afternoon... had to force myself to at least pretend to have some energy just to get control back!

Its great fun though (most of the time!) grin

chugsy Thu 04-Aug-11 22:17:05

My 3 year old DD is all pretty dresses, hair clips, sitting nicely, looking sweet - none of this in anyway 'trained' into her by us.

DD2 is 13 months and mostly enjoys: smacking DH and I in the face with her juice cup or any heavy toy, yanking her sister's hair/trying to bite her sisters face, grabbing other babies by the face and rugby tackling them to the ground, climbing on sofas and rolling off them, throwing food, rubbing food in her hair you get the picture!

changeforthebetter Thu 04-Aug-11 22:22:38

Yes, yes, yes! Mine are loud, discuss bodily functions ad nauseum hmm, think burping is hysterical, rampage around and cause general mayhem. They got butterfly face paints yesterday but tbh they looked and acted more like those Maori Hakka dancers! They are always filthy at the end of the day. They are so far from fluffy pink ickle sparkly girls it is untrue (though they do love the colour pink). When people say "aren't girls lovely and soft and quiet" I want to snort with derision. Fortunately they do reserve this behaviour for home and the park and manage to keep a lid on it in public. They are as feisty as heck and I slightly pity any future boyfriends who think they are demure (both petite and girly looking). I've got a friend who's little boy presses flowers FGS.

I am bored witless by the boys v. girls thing. They are people with their own personalities (mine being descended from Boudicca apparently grin)

peeriebear Thu 04-Aug-11 22:31:53

DD1 is 9 and has not stopped moving since the day she was born. Constant rough and tumble, running through the house, shrieks/whoops/bizarre animal noises, always bruised, grubby, sweaty hair! DD2 is 4 and though she has the girly-princess streak DD1 doesn't have, she is still very boisterous and is usually found doing naked handstands on the sofa or trying to catch frogs in the garden.

mummy2zni Thu 04-Aug-11 22:35:20

DD is 6 and gives her 8 yo brother a run for his money! I commented to Mum "She's a girly-girl but a grot! smile" Mum's reply? "Sounds like someone else I know! smile"

vanimal Thu 04-Aug-11 22:35:20

My DDs are very boisterous, the house is always noisy, and I need to get them out for some running around time every day or they go nuts.

My best friend has 2 DDs, the same age as mine. They are quiet, and well behaved, and actually like sitting nicely envy

I adore my two though, they are full of personality and confidence as the ripe old ages of 3.11 and 2.1 grin

mummy2zni Thu 04-Aug-11 22:36:57

I love the fact that DD is so full of personality! Quite the actress and has Daddy wrapped around her little finger! Both of them do, come to think of it... grin

5GoMadOnAZ650 Thu 04-Aug-11 22:37:03

Me too!! I have 4 between the ages of 2 and 9 and I'm fairly sure they are actually feral!!

Dappylittlemomma Thu 04-Aug-11 22:43:55

My 2 dds, 3&1 yrs are both very energetic- into climbing anything going. Their nursery were v surprised to find dd1 on top of the bookcase on her first day, which no other toddler had ever climbed (I was proud of her). They also are always the first kids to find any dirt/ soil to get filthy in wherever we are. I have a theory that boys are no more boisterous or noisy than girls, they are just allowed to get away with more as people just say 'they're just being a boy'.

mummy2zni Thu 04-Aug-11 22:45:17

We had a lovely pyjama day yesterday, the first in a long time. Thought we'd take it easy agin today - nup! Cabin fever! And of course it was raining! wink

Popbiscuit Thu 04-Aug-11 22:54:15

I've got a boisterous girl. We were practically booted out of toddler circle time as she was the only child climbing up the toy-shelf whilst all the others sat on laps and sang songs. blush
She has calmed down considerably now (at 9) but still excels at getting her two younger brothers riled up ( they are the type of children that are sufficiently riled-up so her help is really not needed there!)

Doitnicelyplease Fri 05-Aug-11 02:46:40

I think I belong here, DD 2.11 loves rough and tumble play, and generally throwing herself around and being chased. Often described as "a busy little thing" by people who make this face hmm.

Last week in a book shop I turned my back to look a table display and when i turned around 30 seconds later DD was climbing the security door things like they were a ladder and she was nearly at the top blush.

yawningbear Fri 05-Aug-11 10:10:28

One here, DD 2.8 is also feral, although feral in pink to be more accurate. We have just been away on holiday with extended family who as the week progressed looked more and more in need of a break. They returned home exhausted and visible sighs of reliefs were heard when we boarded the plane back home. DD had run them ragged, she certainly doesn't get it from me, I used to adore my sleep.Mowlem I live in hope that as she gets older some form of intensive structured activity will provide us all with such a lifeline grin. DS in comparison, although only 6 months appears to be a much more chilled out wee soul.

mymumdom Fri 05-Aug-11 10:56:25

Yay. I'n thrilled to see I'm not alone. Change, mine also lack a volume control and love farting and burping. DD1 can burp sentences!!! 'feral' is an excellent description of my brood. My friends all seem to have much quieter, less demanding and less physical girls- I don't understand it!

blewit Fri 05-Aug-11 20:40:14

I think it's in the genes. Mine was definitely born this way. Now nearly six and leaping on my head at every opportunity. Can't walk anywhere, has to charge like a maniac and inevitably hurt herself. She needs "exercising" at least twice a day or there's mayhem. Her energy levels are inverse to mine - I am always exhausted and she is always up and ready for more.

Rosemallow Fri 05-Aug-11 21:12:36

What a great thread!
My DD is 2.4 and loves all things pink and sparkly (nothing to do with me!) but she likes them while, shouting, running, dancing, jumping, climbing, being thrown about, swung around, crawling under things, eating sand/soil/snails/insert yucky non-food item here.

She will not sit still, needs at least one 'walk' a day and already finds 'trumping' hilarious, especially when her 5 month old brother does it and is the child at nursery that always comes home in spare clothes or looking a total scruff!

We go to tumble tots, where the sexist male leader can't believe how brave she is and how good she is at climbing (lots of practice at home!)

Tried taking her to a library reading session once a week but she was always the child running around the library yelling blush

I also recall going to the park with a group of friends including a 7 year old boy who was with his dad. He and DD went on the roundabout and he refused to get off, even though he was going greener and greener, because DD was still on there and he didn't want to get shown up by a small girl (poor boy sad )

I love her spirit but I'm relieved that DS seems to be much more chilled out!

nojustificationneeded Fri 05-Aug-11 21:20:31

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Miggsie Fri 05-Aug-11 22:25:09

MY DD is a constant bundle of energy and very competitive...if she had a sibling I think the house would explode, she likes to do sport, I mean REALLY do sport, she's good, and if she thinks she isn't as good as she'd like she'll practice like mad to get it right.
We have to do long walks in the park and bike riding and roller blading or she'll fizz round the house like a bath bomb. We normally manage one quiet day before she has to be up, and out.
And she hates pink so I shop in the boy's section as she shreds her clothes climbing trees or running into streams etc. She also has to have boys shoes as she trashes them as well.
That said, I find this better than my friend's child who never runs anywhere "because it makes my legs hurt".

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