No, not that dodgy old TV soap show.
Two friends recently commented that they had heard that "you don't know what love is until you have a daughter." These friends were understandably bugged by the comment, since both have sons.
In my experience, it's different, but neither is 'better.' I was thinking about this just yesterday, when I was watching RJ race around the school yard. I am so much looking forward to our relationship over the years. I expect a lot of rocky patches, mostly because I know what I was like growing up, but I am sure we'll get through it. She already insists on sharing my nail polishes, moisturisers and so on. It's good fun, and I know that over the years, it will be an interesting to and fro between us of emotions and compatibility.
In a different way, my relationship with Finn is super special. He is far more affectionate than RJ is. I'm not sure if that is a boy/girl thing so much as his personality, but I know he will always take care of his old Mama. He's sweet, and giving, and considerate. I expect over time, whilst we may not have as much in common in terms of activities, I think our minds are similar, and we'll always have plenty to relate and discuss.
I love them both, obviously, but they truly are incomparable, so I am unsure how someone could make a statement like this. Unless she only HAS daughters...