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LOL! We were having this discussion on the Canadian board.
I don't think one is really easier than the other, they are just different. My girls didn't get into as much stuff when they were toddlers so they were easier that way because I didn't have to chase them as much. But I've discovered little girls get big attitudes when they get older so they are harder to deal with that way. So I think they are both easier/harder just at different stages.
That comment always makes for good discussion. I think X is harder to raise at this she than Layla was, but I'm certain that the teenage years with a daughter will be more difficult. I'm not looking forward to a 14-15 year old Layla. I remember how I was and grimace.
I think it depends on what you view as "easy". My sisters daughter is very clingy and always wants to be held and my sister thinks she's easy because when she's holding her she doesn't get into things. However, her husband thinks she's hard because she needs too ,inch attention and he'd rather have her run off and play with other stuff lol. I think Tristan is easy when I get sleep but on nights where he's up every few hours I find boys to be very difficult lol!
Having both genders, teaching kids, and seeing others with their kids, I would just laugh at their naivete. Both genders are difficult in their own way; plus you have to consider the temperament of the child too.
CLingy kids, no matter the gender, I find exhausting. Perhaps that's way I'm thrilled mine aren't clingy. K has so much energy that he is tiring, physically. But it's good to because then I make sure to "run out" his energy. M is drama queen galore and is mentally exhausting. I am not looking forward to the teen years with her. little rose is my clingest one, and well, she is a combo of both M and K - my little devil in sheep's clothing you might say. She will give us the biggest run for our money and it wouldn't matter if she was a boy or a girl.
Mom to M (6), K (4), and little rose (18 months)
I think it's more about the parents. Some parents are more wired toward raising girls and some are wired toward boys, and then they say girl/boy are easier because they are easier for them. For me, boys are easier especially in that preteen/teen phase, but someone else could have an easier teen girl and think that boys are harder.