The Joys of Raising Boys

Joys of Boys

It is true, raising boys is not for the faint of heart.  It is true, boys are often dirty.  It is true, boys will eat you out of house and home.  But it is also true raising boys is filled with a lot of joys.

Here is a list of why raising boys is awesome!

  •  They will always be Mommy’s little boy.  They may wrestle with daddy, but let either one of my boys get a booboo, want some attention, or just need a cuddle and they come running to me.

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  • Toys are everywhere.  Here is a rock, no it’s a dinosaur egg.  Here is a stick, no it’s a laser cannonMy boys can play with dirt for two hours and be totally engrossed.

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  • Everything is funny.  There is nothing more wonderful than the sound of little kids laughing hysterically.  Since boys think everything is funny, and live to be comedians, our house is always full of laughter.
  • No fuss clothes.  For the day to day stuff its just jeans, t-shirts, underwear.  Boys destroy their clothes anyway so there is no reason to spend hundreds of dollars on cutesy stuff.  If we are dressing up it is a pair of khakis and a polo.
  • Hair-Dos not needed.  Honestly, my two roll out of bed, brush their teeth, and that is the extent of their getting “ready” for the day.  Once in a while there might be a funny cowlick that requires a wet comb, but for the most part, nope, not really.
  • They are fearless.  For boys there is no tree too high that can’t be climbed, no hill to high that a wagon can’t roll down, and no flight of stairs too tall to be jumped off of.  It blows my mind, and sometimes stops my heart, to watch their daring stunts.  I naively tried to stop them in the past from doing dangerous stuff, but the truth is the moment you turn your back they are going to do it anyway.  So accept it and keep a well supplied first aid kit.

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  • There is only one Princess in the house…ME.  I am a girly girl in a house full of “guys.”  All girly stuff is mine.  I don’t have to share.  My husband tells my boys to hold the door open for me, to carry things for me, etc.  Sometimes there is something to be said for being the only girl.
  • Daddy takes them fishing, boating, to shooting practice, and archery lessons…and I get to stay home and do a facial and paint my toes!

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  • Finally, because I just can’t imagine my life without them. They are my world and I am theirs.

Please share below all the reasons you love your little boy(s)!

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You Know You Are Raising Boys When…

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You talk about a penis, or crackers, or nuts, or peanuts, or peckers at least once a day, sometimes twice.

You know what Pokemon, Yugi-o, Bakugan, Beyblades, and Skylanders are, AND can identify the main characters for each group.

You know where all the pink aisles are in a store and how to avoid them.

You are outside walking and pick up a stick and take it home because it will made a perfect plaything for your son.

 You have Legos in every room of the house, not because you want them there but because Legos manage to get in every nook and cranny imaginable.

 Your child hands you a slimy frog to hold for them while they run to the bathroom and you actually do it.

 You accept the fact that the boys’ bathroom will always smell like an outhouse no matter how often and thoroughly you clean it.

 You park your car in the driveway because there is so much sports equipment inside the garage there is no room to put a car in it.

 You don’t even bat an eye when you see your son and two other boys hop in a wagon at the top of a hill and roll down it uncontrollably.

 You have to tell your children to stop burping in each other’s face.

 You buy first aid supplies in bulk.

The doctor’s at the emergency room recognize you when you take your kid in to have yet another injury treated;  broken nose, stitches in the head, sprained wrist, etc.

 You walk into the yard and don’t even question why there is suddenly a three foot deep hole in the middle of the yard.

 You empty the pockets of a dirty pair of pants and pull out a dead worm.DSC00276

You hear clinking noises in the dryer and can pretty much identify if it is a Lego, a rock, or a metal Beyblade by the loudness of the clinking.

You tell your children to stop smelling each other’s butts during a farting contest.

You have no less that ten Nerf guns in the family room and darts behind the chairs, sofas, refrigerator and the TV.

 You have seen every super heroes movie ever made…some of them at least a dozen times. (Avengers, Spiderman 2 with Doc Oc, and X-men 2)

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 Every time you are driving someone in the backseat of the car announces loudly that you just passed a Mustang GT, or a Corvette, or a Camaro, as well as the engine make, color, and whether it is a convertible or not.  Then the two boys in the backseat start arguing over who gets to lay claim to the car even though it obviously belongs to someone else.

 The deck is covered in piles of pinecones, acorns, rocks, sticks, and pine needles and you have been told multiple times not to touch it.

 You go grocery shopping on Sunday and by Wednesday all the food is gone except for the vegetables and the meat in the freezer.

Can you think of any more that I missed?  Feel free to add them below.

~Tina

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