I've learned a lot from raising two boys. They're young, but we've already had so many adventures (and disasters). Here are some of the lessons we've learned so far...
- When you tell your five year old to take a shower, it doesn't mean he's taking one - instead you may find him in the living room, playing Wii...naked.
- Boys don't require soap for showers (Learned when cleaning the bathroom, realizing there's no soap in the their shower, and realizing that it hasn't been there for a week)
- When you're traveling and your child says, "Mom, my tummy hurts," it's already too late.
- When boys are fighting, "You wear a bra" is one of the worse insults they can say to each other.
- Kool-Aid punch can be a discussion starter for five year olds - "It looks like blood...boys just like talking about blood and stuff."
- Eight years olds are tramatized by seeing their mom folding her underwear (His exact reaction was, "Mom - ugh," followed by a shudder.)
- Boys have surprisingly large vocabularies, which include words like "hostage" and "assassinate" (I wonder sometimes if we're watching too much Star Wars at our house.)
- It is perfectly logical for a mom of boys to yell across the house, "Put your pants back, stop hitting your brother with underwear, and put the underwear back where you got it!"