I grew up with two sisters. I also have ten girl cousins. And I never really had an guy friends. I’m a girl’s girl, what can I say.
So, it’s been sort of a shock to be the mother of two boys.
They are so different from girls and completely different from what I expected.
Here are five things I never knew about boys.
1. Everything is something to be climbed or jumped off of.
You wouldn’t believe how long it takes us to get from the parking lot into church every week because every step/rock/stair has to be conquered.
2. They are incredibly cuddly.
I don’t know if this applies to all boys, but my two sons need constant love. If I am sitting down, there is at least one kid in my lap.
3. Matchbox cars go everywhere.
My sons have a huge collection of Matchbox cars and they both bring them everywhere we go. It’s amazing to me how entertained they can be with such a tiny toy. Plus, I now have at least one in my purse all the time.
4. They run into things full speed head first.
It astounds me that my sons will run towards an object at full speed and don’t ever slow down until they hit it with their heads. Every time I think they will slow down before they get to it, but every time they continue right into their desired target, usually me (see below).
5. They hurt their mommy a lot.
Let me clarify that my children NEVER intentionally hurt me, but not a day goes by that one of my kids doesn’t end up bonking their rock hard noggins into mine, step on my toes or head butt my abdomen area. I’m hoping they grow out of this painful clumsiness, but I’m thinking I’m stuck getting tromped on for a while.
As crazy as boys are, I really enjoy their energy and their constant sweetness.
But don’t think that doesn’t mean I’m not praying my hardest that the next one isn’t a girl!