What To Really Expect Being a Mom of Boys

If your dreams of a nursery filled with pinks and purples, princesses, cute headbandsWhat To Really Expect Being a Mom of Boys  and barbies has been turned into the reality of the blues and greens, with nerf guns, GI joes, and monster trucks galore you are going to be in for a real treat. Girls may be made with sugar spice and everything nice, but what are boys made of?What does it mean to be a boy mom?  Keep reading to find what what to REALLY expect when you have a boy. If you want to read ever more about being a boy mom head over to our sister site Im A Boy Mom.

Boys are picky, too!

With girls you can expect them to have their own sense of style. Raising a boy is not much different in that aspect. There will be plenty of times when boys will refuse to wear certain clothing or pajamas, whether it is because their favorite character is not printed throughout or for some other silly reason. They will have favorite pairs of shoes and favorite sweatshirts that they will wear until the soles and sleeves give out. I have bought the same hoodie in 4 different sizes for my one son because so far that’s all he will wear. I’m waiting for him to figure out it just doesn’t magically get bigger as he grows.

There Will be Pee. Lots of Pee

From the first few diapers changes (and even some surprises during later diaper changes) with getting pee on your face (or his- sorry little buddy!) to beyond potty training, the scent of pee will be forever etched in your nose. It will take a long time before your little man can master his aim. Even when he does learn to master it, he likely will not care whether he makes the toilet or not. Be prepared to wipe down your bathroom, on a daily basis, to keep it smelling fresh! After potty training NEVER and I mean NEVER sit on the toilet without verifying it is pee free. Take it from a mom who has had a wet bum more than once.

Fart, Poop, and Pee

Get used to those words, because when you have a young boy he will find any opportunity possible to talk about gross bodily functions. There will be no more being discreet about a sneaky fart. The whole world will know who dealt it thanks to your sweet little man’s mouth, and sense of humor. You may as well start to laugh about it as well, just remind him that there is always a time and a place!

Brace Yourself

Your things will get broken. Boys like to explore What To Really Expect Being a Mom of Boys  This means they may explore and take your table apart or just plain be rough and break it Either way brace yourself to have to replace things. In our house with 4 boys so far its been a coffee table, a couch, various dishes, a laptop, and the list goes on. Most of these are not them being incorrigible. Some they genuinely just wanted to see how it worked and others they roughhoused and things got tough.

What To Really Expect Being a Mom of Boys  That brings me to the second brace yourself moment. I have spent many many hours at the pediatrician, ER, or on the phone with poison control. Did you know those little salt packets that come in a new purse act as a laxative. No, well my 14 yr old learned that through boy trial and error. Or better yet did you know that there are many things you can fit in but without taking the item apart its almost impossible to get out. Ask Alijah, he’s been stuck many places.

Increase Your Budget

People say girls are expensive. I say all kids are expensive in different ways. With boys its your grocery bill. As a boy mom What To Really Expect Being a Mom of Boys  you will pretty much never have to worry about left overs. Boys eat and eat and just when you think they must be full they burp and eat some more. They say the way to a man’s stomach is through his stomach. As a boy mom I can say without doubt food is a priority to the male mind. My 4 sons eat more than I ever believed was possible. Then they go play some football for a few hours and come back ready to eat some more.

Tough Guys are Sensitive!

While your little fella will spend a fair amount of time running around, screaming like a banshee, and pretending to be a top secret missions, he will still show his sensitive side! He will cry when he gets hurt. He will snuggle up close to you during a particularly scary part of a movie. Your son will share his secrets with you. He What To Really Expect Being a Mom of Boys  will give you hug and kisses. He will randomly grab your hand throughout the day. Your little man will always have a place for you in his heart. My sons go from search and destroy to not one of them can go to sleep without their cuddle from mom. My 11 yr old is a football player and can take a hit like a champ. He is my height and weighs 155 lbs of muscle. He looks tough and can be but he still needs his mama.

You Will Always Have A Sidekick

You have heard the saying Daddy’s Girl. Well there are Momma’s Boys too. I don’t mean it in a negative or like they can not function without their momma. What I mean is having a son you will always have a sidekick. My boys have my back full stop, no questions. Being a boy mom is always having that little guy who is ready to go see the latest action flick with you. Your friend who is ready to be up eating cookies at midnight.What To Really Expect Being a Mom of Boys

I always thought I wanted girls but then I had my boys and I wouldn’t change it. Yes I have to check the toilet before I sit down, and yes alot of my stuff gets broken. But I  have the beauty of my sons learning how you treat women. They open doors and check on me. I have listened to them argue over who is getting me water before. Every little boy wants to take care of his mom.

Your days may be hectic and you may have many brace yourself moments but,  when they hug you and tell you that you are their everything being a boy mom is a blessing not to be traded for anything.

 

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22 Comments

  1. August 2, 2018 / 6:48 am

    This is too precious! I love your candidness about farts and pee!

  2. August 2, 2018 / 6:57 am

    It sounds so interesting and challenging to have boys. But I guess both girls and boys are challenging. Important thing is giving as much attention and love to them and also practice good parenting. The section on THERE WILL BE PEE. LOTS OF PEE is really funny. LOL

  3. August 2, 2018 / 10:04 am

    I have four boys and this is spot on. My boys have taught me that farting is a fun sport.

    • ashleyb21
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      LOL love it!! My taught me how to burp the alphabet 35 yrs old and never knew that was a thing until boys lol

  4. August 2, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    So true! I have a son. I also have a daughter and I have to say, she was rougher than he ever was, and likes fart jokes. So you never know what you’ll get when you have a kid!

    • ashleyb21
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 7:21 pm

      LOL my 5 yr olds best friend is a girl and she is full throttle. Probably why they get along so perfect. But then she puts on a tutu and is a princess so it changes day to day.

  5. August 2, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    I remember my cousin who has four boys where two are twins! I remember how crazy the household was when they were younger. I would share this to her. She would definitely enjoy reading this.

  6. August 2, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Being a a mom to boys is very hard! My mom is always saying,’I wish I had four girls instead of four boys’! Boys are always cheeky and can be so gross. As a mom, one should definitely brace herself for so much! But we are now used to them since they are more grown.

  7. Joanna
    August 2, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    This was quite a funny post and whilst I do not have children, I do have a friend who has an 8 months old baby boy. He is already doing some of the things I read in your post, such as pee, pee, pee, haha! I will definitely share this post with her to know what she can expect in the near future.

  8. August 2, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    I have 2 girls and 1 boy, and yes boys are a whole different experience. My husband and I are currently trying for another child, and we are secretly hoping for a boy. I’ll be happy with whatever, but my husband wants to experience the awesome that comes from raising a son. (He only has girls, my son is from a previous relationship). I haven’t had the heart to tell him that boys are usually “Momma’s boys”, but it would be awesome for him to experience the joys of raising a son.

  9. sundeep
    August 2, 2018 / 11:51 pm

    my sister has 2 sons and she will be really enjoy this while reading this cuz the boys are very naughty and always making hustle and bustle everywhere.

  10. August 3, 2018 / 7:53 am

    Lol !!! that was fun and cute !! Thanks for sharing your experience ahah I loved to read this !

  11. August 3, 2018 / 8:09 am

    I have always heard that raising a boy is a whole lot different than raising a girl. Great post, now I know what to expect in the future.

  12. August 3, 2018 / 8:16 am

    Loved to read this, it’s so different experience to raise boys than raising girls. I have two daughters. And I can only imagine how much more energy you need to take care of sons.

  13. August 3, 2018 / 10:30 am

    I’m too young to be a mom yet. And I obviously don’t have a kid yet.. but sounds interesting.. so lovely…

  14. August 3, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    I think having a boys child is very different than girls! I love to reading this I”ll share this post to my sister so she can relate hahahah thanks for sharing!

  15. Tara
    August 3, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Oh too funny of a post. I have a boy and girl, already in their teens. This brings back some memories. My son was a climber, we would try to put stuff out of his reach and he would just climb to get it.

  16. August 4, 2018 / 2:48 am

    This is such a lovely post. Raising kids is so much time, work and money no matter their gender! I guess it is different between boys and girls although not the cliché differences we hear all the time!

  17. August 4, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Don’t have kids yet but enjoyed reading your post!

  18. August 4, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    This was very interesting. I have no boys and no brothers so this post was totally informative for me.

  19. August 4, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    I don’t have kids, but I have friends who do and they’re always telling me about the differences between girls and boys. I can definitely see boys needing a lot more activities to expend extra energy.

  20. August 5, 2018 / 9:35 am

    I had my first baby and luckily its a girl! I guess I’m not ready yet for all the work of having a baby boy! Hands down to Mama’s like you who for sure is working hard despite of the stress.

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