For instance, my niece, Emma, loves bugs. Seriously, loves them. She will hunt them out and pick up even the scariest of insects. While my daughter, Olivia, will run if she even comes in close proximity to a bug. Or take my son, Phoenix, who is much more sensitive to others' feelings than any girl could ever be.
All kids are different and I don't think we should put them in a stereotypical box, based solely on their gender. However, being blessed with a son and a daughter, I've learned first hand that even though every child is uniquely made, when it comes to the differences between boys and girls, there are a few that seem to be quite common.
Sense of Humor
Boys love making people laugh. They will go to extremes, combining their craziest antics in an effort to get a giggle out of someone. One of their favorite subject matters: bodily functions. From an early age, boys are insanely amused by all things bodily function-wise. The more obtrusive the function, the happier the boy.
(The poop jokes never stop at my house.)
"That's disgusting! Can I please go one day without hearing the word poop around here?!" (I hear this a lot from my daughter.) Obviously, girls do not find this type of thing nearly as funny as boys.
On the other hand, girls do enjoy making people laugh, but love just as much - if not more - people making them laugh.
Though boys are much more sensitive than we often realize, they tend to be pretty simple and straightforward when it comes to their emotions. They usually get to the point and tell it like it is.
With girls, emotions are a complex, interwoven web of tears, laughter, joy, pain, elation, angst, anger and happiness.
On a daily basis.
Boys are constantly on the go. They seem to have an incessant need to be in motion: climbing, running, jumping, wiggling, squirming....
They are also rough. They're not trying to hurt anyone; roughhousing just comes natural to them. When two little boys meet, chances are, within 5 minutes they'll be rolling around on the ground, wrestling. True story.
Note: Once they do finally stop moving, they're cuddlier than a teddy bear.
While girls also love climbing, running and jumping, they tend to embrace calm more often than boys. Girls usually love to draw, craft things, play dress-up, etc.
When two little girls meet, chances are, within 5 minutes they'll be sitting in a corner discussing which activity to do first.
Note: They love to cuddle on the couch and watch movies.
Even though they are both sometimes unpredictable, there is one thing that is certain: they are absolutely, positively awesome!