If your dreams of a nursery filled with pinks and purples, princesses, cute headbands 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.
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!
Your things will get broken. Boys like to explore 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.
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 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 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.
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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