A millionaire family?

Have you guys heard this expression? I never did until I had my 2nd child a girl and was told it refers to a family with one boy and one girl (i.e., you've got everything you need). I've been thinking about that recently b/c, while I think that for the parents, it's amazing to have one of each if you can, I wonder if it's not the best for the kids. For example, if you are only going to have 2 kids, it may actually be better for the kids to have a sibling of the same gender. I know my daughter is dying for a sister, and to be honest, that is a small consideration as my husband and I endlessly debate going for #4. (I say only a small consideration because we can't control it, though I will try all the old wives tails ;-)!) What do you think? One of each of same gender is best?

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4Rina
    04/11/14
    I was just thinking this the other day. Wouldn't the perfect family be one with two boys and two girls, then they all have a brother and a sister! Too bad we don't get to choose! My family was three girls and a boy my husbands is two girls and two boys, its interesting to see the different relationship each sibling has with the others.
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    4Rina
    Actually, Elizabeth, I totally agree with you that this would be the perfect family. In fact, that's what my husband's family has - he is the oldest, then girl, boy, girl. They all get along really well and have different types of relationships with each sibling. My daughter has told me that she will cry if we have another baby, and it's a boy again!!
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      04/11/14
      I've never heard this either. I think my husband would like a boy sometimes, but other times he wants a girl so we can reuse Maddie's clothes, lol. I honestly have no preference.
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        4Santana Ferrell
        I have had 3 girls and 1 boy and when i was pregnant this last time my son who is 4 said he wanted another sister so he can protect her
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        4Rina
        That is adorable, Santana! My oldest son said he would want another brother, but (and I quote): "I know A (his sister) really wants a sister, and I guess that's more important since she doesn't have one already." So cute!
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          4Santana Ferrell
          awww how sweet is that
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            Vicky
            I grew up living with one of my sisters, and 2 step brothers. 4 of us, equally split. Extended family joked that we were the Brady Bunch because me and my sis were from my mom and the boys were from my step dad. It was nice for us, but at the same time, the majority of our younger years, it wasn't gender that kept us close, it was age. I ended up being close with my step brother instead of my sister due to age differences.
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            I'm a working mom of 4. My husband, kids and I live in Toronto, Canada. I love to read pretty much anything I can get my hands on, am addicted to chocolate and kissing my kids' necks (they all still let me do it!) and am a bit of a political junkie.