Being a boy mom has its frustrations. You find pee everywhere except in the toilet. In the past, William has walked out of the bathroom saying, “I sorry mommy.” “Why Wheels?” “I peed on your wall.”
Once I walked into the bathroom to find the toilet paper roll that was on the holder was soaking wet. I thought maybe they had taken it off to play with and it fell in the toilet and they put it back thinking I wouldn’t notice.
Nope. Better than that.
One of them peed on it.
Blocks, hot wheels, and little shark figurines (with pointy fins) are just a few of the obstacles I must avoid. Stepping on any one of these with bare feet will send any mommy hopping around in pain trying not to say a dirty word. Because I know the extent of the pain, when I’m walking in the living room or playroom, I walk looking down.
I’m constantly being shot with Nerf guns. Mommy is there favorite word. They can repeat it 20+ times in a row with no hesitation. Also, I can find dirt pretty much anywhere. Dirt’s favorite places in my house are typically fingernails, shoes, my freshly painted white kitchen cabinets, windows, and sofa cushions.
I’m outnumbered three to one. Four to one, if you count Tookie. Despite the craziness that comes with being a boy mom, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
11 Reasons Why I Love Being a Boy Mom
1. Picking out clothes is easy. Dressing boys is typically an easy task. Jeans and t-shirts are the staples at our house. Sure, we want them to look nice, but even that is easy. Polo shirts and pants are our go to most school days. Although it’s easy, it’s not always cheaper to dress boys. They wear clothes out quickly!
Also, Wesley is now under the impression he can only run fast if he is wearing Nike shoes. We still buy him other brands, but he voices his concern of not being able to run fast enough in them.
2. They love to snuggle. If either one of my boys are on the sofa watching a movie or T.V. they prefer that dad, or I are next to them. They love being near us. Wheels especially loves to snuggle.
3. They are adventurous. My boys are still young, so sometimes the uncertainty of not knowing shows. Regardless, they are bold and adventurous. Jumping off the trampoline for the first time was no obstacle for William. As I cringed at the thought of him breaking his little leg, he made a perfect landing and smiled, proud of himself.
4. Their energy supply seems endless. Some days, they make me tired watching them. They can run, dance, ride bikes, and play all day. Still they want to do more. These kids are like little robots. It makes me smile to see them enjoying life so much with no real worries.
5. Boy toys are cool. Playing with boy toys is fun. Wesley’s 5th birthday party was this past Saturday. After opening presents, we were shooting water guns and slime guns (check these out!), playing T-Ball, and playing with airplanes. Everyone was having a good time or at least laughing, including the adults.
6. Boys have a protective instinct. When the boys see someone hurt, they instantly want to check on them. If I’m having a bad day, they want to cover me in their blankeys and give me their stuffed animals. It is comforting to see such rough and tumble boys who constantly talk about poots and poopy care about others.
7. I’ll always have muscle. Especially when the boys get older, I will always have help around. Whether it is to move furniture around or take out the garbage, I’ll have the man power to get it done!
8. I get to be their biggest cheerleader. As they get older and start playing sports and having hobbies, I get to be their first and greatest cheerleader. It’s already began! They have played micro-soccer for two years now. I’m probably the loudest mom on the field, and I don’t care! I am proud of my boys!
9. They will be best friends. This, I personally believe, especially applies to my boys. They are only 15 months apart. Every other year they will be on the same sports teams. In school, they will only be one grade apart. At some point, they will most likely have the same group of friends. They are going to have a special bond that no one can break. It comforts me to know my boys will always have each other to count on.
10. Working with their daddy makes them happy. One of my favorite things is watching the boys work outside or around the house with my husband. You can see the excited sense of accomplishment on their faces as they help in whatever way they are told. Whether it’s folding and putting away laundry, cleaning up the back patio, helping put something together, or working in the yard, these boys love feeling like they are making a difference with their daddy.
This also applies to Pop, their granddad. He will let them help work on cars, rake, pick up sticks, or ride the back hoe. They are hard little workers. I truly enjoy and cherish when they spend “guy” time with the important men in their lives.
11. They love their mommy more than anything. This is my favorite. Boys love their mommy. The bond between a mom and her son is difficult for anyone that isn’t them to understand. I’ve noticed that majority of the time my boys don’t necessarily care that they are in trouble. What bothers them is feeling like they have let me down.
I believe the reason boys act out around their mommy’s more than anyone else is because we are the person they feel the safest with. They feel comfortable with us. They can let out their true feelings and emotions without having any fears or reserves. Boys love their mommies, and I love having that in my life x2!
As I’m writing this William has asked 20 times to sit in my lap, so he’s now sitting in my lap watching me type and asking me about the scotch tape that’s sitting beside the computer.
Being a boy mom is special. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I could probably name a million little things I love about being a boy mom, but 11 is my favorite number.
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