I had been at this junction before.  All of my children had been evicted from the womb and child number three was no exception. Throughout the entire pregnancy everyone from my parents to the letter carrier predicted the gender, weight and length. Our older girls were full-term, healthy weight and very long. On June 27th, baby number three’s birthday was about to happen via c-section. After a few moments it was all over and the doctor announced we had a baby boy. What??  The only thought that ran though my head is how do I potty train a boy? Granted we have a few years before this trial but how was this milestone done with a boy?

The day the duo changed to a trio. 

Before this day, we had only known how to raise girls. Bryan came from a family of three boys while I had two sisters. When we planned our life together, three children seemed like a perfect fit for us. Family history predicted one gender per family.

In 2009, our small house was not big enough so we planned an addition. We were so confident baby number three would be a girl that Bryan had 75 gallon hot water tank installed.  Yes, 75 gallons for three girls that would drain all the hot water each morning. The new bedroom walls were painted pink and periwinkle. Princess toys and everything that glittered cluttered the floors.

That all changed when Revin’ Roger showed up. His bedroom sparkles periwinkle and the girls share the pink bedroom. Captain America and Barbie play nicely together. The legos the girls used as baking props were repurposed for building. Revin Roger named all the Disney princesses and pondered why Spider Man is not an Avenger. (I would like to know this also.) Amazing Ann and Wild Regan grab all the matchbox cars for the dollhouse garage. Barbie needs wheels.  Two girls and one boy blend together nicely.

Revin Roger is day potty trained. There was no need to fret on training a boy.

Did the gender of the children in your life surprise you?

Join the ladies on the Spin Cycle and hear about their surprise.

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Sharon, The Mayor
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