According to hard science, girls are made from sugar and spice and everything nice while boys are made from snakes and snails and puppy tails. From my observations, boys and girls are indeed different. For instance, my son runs, jumps, and screams all over the house while my oldest daughter is relatively quiet and mellow. I can also see the difference in behavior at the school bus stop. The boys are running all over the place. They hit and shove each other and laugh loudly. The girls, on the other hand, stay in line and talk quietly.
At night, things are a little different. When the little princess wants me to tuck her in, she is like a cold fish. She wants me there, but she doesn’t really like to snuggle. My son, on the other hand, is a great cuddler. Sometimes he falls asleep with his head cradled in my arm and his arm wrapped around my neck. Other times, we spoon (can I still call that spooning when he’s like a spoon without a handle?). When he wakes up at night, he hunts me down. I pick him up, he wraps both of his arms around my neck, and lays his head on my shoulder. Then I take him back to his bed for some more snuggling.
Spiderboy is like Princess Fiona (from the Shrek movies) in reverse. By day, he is an ogre made from snakes and snails and puppy tails. By night, he’s this incredibility cute boy made from sugar and spice and everything nice. Sometimes I even watch him sleep and sometimes he opens his eyes and catches me staring at him. Then he’ll say something like, “What?” I tell him I love him and give him a kiss. He tells me he loves me too and pulls me closer to him. I know I’m not suppose to have favorites, but when it comes to tucking in, Spiderboy is my favorite.