easy child and I were chatting the other day. It all started with a conversation about she and Favorite Son-in-Law trying for baby #2 before he ships off to Afghanistan again this spring. easy child said she's praying for a boy this time, as this family has no luck with second girls. (My 2nd girl is difficult child 1...PIA extraordinaire, her father's 2nd girl is also a difficult child, then take into account I was the 2nd daughter and a wild child in my teen years, my mother's younger sister was a wild child...it was kind of hard to argue with her logic.) So we got on the subject of gfgness, genetics, inherited family traits, etc. We both found it interesting that her father is a KING sized difficult child, yet she turned out to be a easy child. On the other hand, my second husband (exDH #2) while a moron in terms of parenting difficult children, was basically a normal guy. No serious gfgness (unless you count a wild period during his teens and early 20s) yet the two of us had THREE difficult children. 1 normal parent + 1 difficult child parent = easy child 1 normal parent + 1 normal parent = 3 difficult children How did that happen? lol. I have to admit though, I see her reasoning behind hoping for a boy this time, instead of the accursed 2nd girl. It does seem to follow a pattern in this family that 2nd girls are a pain, in some form or fashion...either with legitimate difficult child issues or just general wild child tendencies in the teen years. In her shoes, looking at family histories, I think I'd be hoping for a boy myself. lol.