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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Life With Boys


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...
  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. When you're traveling and your child says, "Mom, my tummy hurts," it's already too late.
  4. When boys are fighting, "You wear a bra" is one of the worse insults they can say to each other.
  5. Kool-Aid punch can be a discussion starter for five year olds - "It looks like blood...boys just like talking about blood and stuff."
  6. Eight years olds are tramatized by seeing their mom folding her underwear (His exact reaction was, "Mom - ugh," followed by a shudder.)
  7. 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.)
  8. 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!"
It's never dull, often challenging, and I wouldn't trade it for even a second.  I love being a mama to boys!

12 comments:

Funky Mama Bird said...

I kind of can't wait for my boy to get older! Although that lack of soap thing might be a problem!

Diane said...

My boys are 11 and 7 now so I so, so GET all of these! I feel your pain...I feel your pain!

Jennifer said...

Oh, I am laughing so hard! My boys are 7 and 11 and I could absolutely have written this post. #1 and #2 happened to me last night!! Oh...boys are something else. The worst insult that's been tossed in my house is, "You used to breastfeed!" I had to leave the room, I was laughing so hard! It took a long time before I could go back and remind them to be kind :)

Samantha @ Becoming Me said...

GASP! There can never be too much Star Wars. Never.

I have two boys and a girl and there are lots of things on your hilarious list that apply to both genders. LOL

cookingmisadventures said...

I have two young boys (4 and 11 months) and you are giving me a little preview of life ahead...

Jennifer said...

Oh, #1 made me chuckle! I have an almost 5 yo boy, 3 1/2 yo girl, and 21 month old girl. As you can imagine, life is crazy around here, and I could relate to most of your list already! For some reason, my kids take off all their clothes any time we put on music for them to dance. I told them they are NOT going to Prom when they're older! :)

letmestartbysaying said...

This is my life, yet I have a boy and a girl....
Why is it funnier knowing someone else is dealing with the same madness?

Super Single Mom and Her Side Kids said...

I am so happy that I found your blog via Weekend Link-Up! I am your newest follower!

Jenna said...

i love your list. I have one boy so far, he is 3, and he has three big sisters. I loved getting a glimpse into the future :)

Heidiopia said...

Oh, it only gets better! I have 4 boys(ages 12-24) and one 12 year old trapped in a 52 year old body. You are in for some fun down the road, too. Blessings!

Sara said...

loved this. am going to share with my SIL with 2 boys. thanks!

amygrew said...

I could have used this post about 2 years ago when I had my son! I am getting a crash course in boy. It looks like it will be a lot of fun when he gets older just like your boys.

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