So. You had a little baby boy
, huh? Good for you!
Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails. Ninja Turtles, footballs, prom tuxedos.
A greater risk that your future grandchildren will be plucked from the clutch of your loving arms and taken away from you - possibly for much of their young lives - than if you had had a baby girl.
Face it, not all marriages survive. I hope your son is among the exceptions, but some mothers' sons will face divorce - it's an unavoidable possibility. And as most children of divorce go with the mother, there's a probability that that mother may not feel comfortable bringing the grandkids over to see her ex-in-laws for visits like she once did. Certainly not as much as HER parents will see them.
Have a boy - possibly lose the grandkids. Have a girl - probably keep the grandkids.
Moms, teach your boys to treat girls nice. You have a vested interest in keeping his family together.
FURTHER THOUGHTS (09/08/07)
Once the grandkids reach 18, who do you think they're going to visit? Their biological dad's folks? Or the ones they might consider their "real" grandparents - their moms' and step-dads' parents.
"Yeah, they sent me cards and photos and stuff, but C'mon! I haven't seen them since I was like, what, FOUR?"
Grandparents, hug your sons' kids tightly next time you see them. There's a coin-flip of a demon out there who wants to take them away.
Maybe far away.
And while you're at it, hug your daughter's kids closely, too. Specially if you're squeezing for four.