Originally Posted by GermanStar
I agree with your daughter. A baby is overwhelmingly just a baby (an "it") until you get used to being around bables, or unless you're doing the diaper changes. Same thing with a puppy.
Having raised three kids, a daughter followed by two boys, I can say they are vastly different from the point where they leave "infant" category. My definition of "infants" is when they are so new they do little more than eat, sleep, make room for more food, and act startled by nearly every bodily function or encounter with their environment. After that, some patterns emerge that are undeniable.
I could cite a bunch of differences, but this should provide a clue. Boys could not care less about being potty trained. Yeah, a load in your pants stinks, and can be uncomfortable, but it seems to bother the adults a lot more than it bothers the male baby with a load in his diaper. It seems the motive to learn to crap and pee in the toilet is severely moderated by how content they are to have you clean them up.
PS: Oh yeah, I forgot, Yes, LETS GET OUT!