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Engl 1000

When I had my daughter nine years ago, I knew I had hit a jackpot of sorts. Growing up in a house full of women and being a woman myself I knew it would be simple to handle a little girl. However five years after my daughter I had my son. It was a bit of a surprise, but pleasant all the same. What I was not prepared for was the distinct differences I would face raising a girl versus a boy. Not only do my children have different personalities, they are what most people call a “typical” boy and girl. Although they are alike as physical features are concerned, their personalities are like night and day.

When my son was born, I thought he would have his own face. What I ended up with was a replica of my daughter. Their physical features are so strikingly similar, that in pictures of them as infants, I cannot tell them apart. The only way to distinguish between the two is by looking at the gender; different clothing they wore. When I asked my husband which child was in the picture he could not tell the difference either. Sometimes we bring out the old pictures of the children when relatives come around; challenging them to guess which child is which. Even now, the kids have the same slant to their eyes, the same nose, and even the same toothy smiles. They even sound alike when they talk, although for my son, this is merely a set back until he hits puberty. This is where the similarities end and the personality differences take over.

I do believe wholeheartedly that my son and daughter are separated only by their personalities, not their gender. An example is how soft spoken my daughter is compared to my son, who loves to yell every chance he gets. It does not matter where we are; he especially likes to try my patience at the library. My daughter is very calm and takes her time with each task she performs. My son wants everything he touches to work, regardless of the time required to devote to the task. He usually gets angry soon after beginning an age appropriate project,



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