It’s totally irrational, I freely admit it.
But it annoys me to no end to see a family dynamic that is fairly uncontrollable (unless possibly adopting a particular sex) played out as competition.
The one up in the picture I can sort of live with, but I saw one today that caused me a fair amount of rage.
Instead of a simple boys vs. girls, it had “Boys 2, Princess 1.”
Let’s not show any favoritism here or anything. Nothing like letting everyone in the Southern California region know that you think your daughter is a cute, adorable princess and your boys are just, well, boys. Whatever.
Now if it had said “Princes 2, Princess 1″ I would have been totally fine with it.
Perhaps I have a certain sensitivity when it comes to girl favoritism when it comes to my in-laws, who definitely fawn over the granddaughters much more than the grandsons. And of course, they have almost twice as many grandsons.
Fine, fine. It’s totally a personal problem. I’ll just go away and sulk in a corner by myself.