I admit I have always wanted a girl. I loved dolls as a kid. I would play for hours and hours with my dolls, and little sink and washer and dryer. I would play school and grade papers. I hated everything my brother was into- guns, GI Joe, Lego's. I was not prissy by any means- I would wear dresses but I don't remember wearing frilly dresses or anything.
I know my Mom loved having a girl too- she would sign me up for modeling classes, and eMiss Manners classes, we would have our hair done together, and our "colors" read to see what would look best on us. She would have loved Taya.
The boys were always pretty good, played with boy stuff- could care less about what they were wearing. I think they would wear the same clothes as long as they could get away with it.
My daughter changes her outfits 10 times a day. She has to pick out her own clothes, do her hair, she even puts her hand on her hip. If you ask her a question I think it annoys her to take time out of her busy day to answer you. She has colored on more walls with Sharpies then all 4 boys put together.
She loves dolls- and if she can't find a baby- then a puppy will do.
She is a handful- but I wouldn't trade her for the world.