I have four girls, and they are all full on! My DD1 was very placid as a baby, she is getting more and more difficult and full on as she gets older - though she has Asperger's disorder and ADHD, so that is a factor. In fact, she has broken the same arm three times in three months. Originally she fell off her scooter while trying to stop. Then two weeks later they xrayed it to find the bone had broken again - no idea how, probably because she kept moving her arm around, despite being in plaster. They operated on it and put a metal plate in. Then last week she slipped over and fell on her arm, breaking it again! She needed another operation as she had bent the metal plate. Now she has a bigger metal plate, and her arm is yet again in plaster. Very frustrating! My DD2 is less full-on in that she can look after herself better, but she is an outdoors girl and loves getting dirty, though she does resort to violence, like hitting her sisters, if things don't go her way. My DD3 was never placid, has always been full on, and her tantrums are horrible! She is getting more and more difficult to handle as she is getting older. My DD4 is also very full-on, she climbs the wire door when she wants to come in! They all break things, though not intentionally. They have gone through two doll houses - so they were cheap ones! None of my children ever sit still, unless there is a tv show on that they really really like, and even then my DD2 does headstands and spins around while watching. They love each other heaps, but they fight terribly - it can be very difficult to manage the fighting! Oh, and they are all loud, and they all talk over each other, which we are currently dealing with as it drives me mad, and is quite rude! Up until recently, it would take my DD1 about three hours to go to sleep at night. My DD2 usually takes around an hour to go to sleep, and my DD3 refuses to sleep in her bed. She falls asleep on the couch and I carry her to bed. However, my DD4 has just started to sleep through and, if she is really tired, she will either get me to put her in bed, or put herself in to bed! I don't have boys though, so I have no basis for comparsion!
kerrie, VIC, DD 12/8/03, DD 12/10/05, DD 14/9/07, DD 4/1/10