Are you ready to see if you have scored the winning mix?
Here I was looking at my little family thinking we were just perfect.
Turns out the combination is all wrong. In fact – my two boys and a girl is the fifth worst combination you could have.
If luck were on my side I would have been granted the family bliss afforded to the Obama’s, Drew Barrymore, Jessica Rowe and her husband Peter Overton or Adam Sandler and his wife Jackie.
They have nailed it – as according to a completely above board legit scientific study it turns out that the best combination of siblings for a happy and peaceful family is two daughters.
The research from British website Bounty examined the lives of families with different combinations of children.
The results showed that the most harmonious combination is two girls. It seems that two girls are unlikely to fight, will play nicely and are, according to the study, a pleasure to be around.
As a mother of what was, for a while, two boys - then a surprise number three - turning the combo into two boys and a girl, I am imagining a life far removed from mine for these magical peaceful homes.
Tell me mums of two girls is it true?
Have you never found yourself running full belt dripping down the stairs from a 30-second shower screaming out “haven’t-I-told-you-NOT-to-play-with-the-knife-drawer”?
Have you never experienced the challenge of negotiating a dinnertime farting competition punctuated with cries of “But-mine-ARE-the-smelliest”?
Have you really never had to spend hours removing permanent marker from your nine-month-old’s face as her big brothers’ decided to make her into “Super Vampire baby complete with bloody fangs”?
Gosh I can imagine the polite dinnertime conversation, the sweet tea parties complete with bone china and the hours of quiet time spent diligently colouring in.
The study found that two girls rarely “annoy their parents” and are unlikely to wind each other up or ignore each other.
But it held a warning for parents of two girls - keep procreating and you might just be in for a life of misery as it seems the very worst combination is FOUR daughters.