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! 😉
Aren’t boys great?!?!?!?!!!!!! =)
This post had be laughing out loud – thank you for making me smile! I have a 3 year old son and can relate to everything you wrote! Little boys are too much fun!
Glad I could make you smile! Boys are a handful, but super fun! Wouldn’t trade them for anything!
This post made me laugh (and cry)!!!! My “little boys” are now 16, 14 and 10, and only the youngest of them is shorter than me (and I’m almost 5′ 10″!!) I LOVE being the mom to all boys! 🙂
I can’t imagine my boys being taller than me, but I know it’ll happen in the blink of eye. Thanks for the comment! 🙂
Lol, I was just saying something similar to my friend yesterday. While my two boys are only 3 and 1, they fit this mold to a T. People always tell you how different the genders are but I don’t think I fully understood the differences until I had boys of my own. #3 will be here in less than 4 weeks so we’ll see if I’m meant to be the mother of boys. If I am, it means my only niece will be spoiled even more than she already is :).
Praying for your delivery! I totally can relate to spoiling the niece. 😉