Friday, April 24, 2009

The truth about a house FULL of boys

So, people are always shocked when they realize I have a house of all boys. I can't tell you how many times I hear, you are going to try for a girl, right? Now, I never had any siblings so boys were new to me but I have found it to be such a rewarding and awesome experience that I don't know if I would have the patience for a bunch of girls. So here are a few truths and words of wisdom about raising all boys:

you will be the only one who knows how to find things

expect to get tackled every time you lay on the floor

you can not keep the bathrooms clean. If you are having company over you have to wait until 15 minutes before they show up to clean your bathroom in order to have any chance of it still being presentable.

you can not do braids or pigtails in any one's hair without getting in BIG trouble with your husband

Expect a lot of laughter and noise to fill your house with joy

Getting them dressed in the morning is a quick experience, they just don't care what gets thrown on.

Expect dirtiness and learn to look at as a measuring instrument for how much fun they have had. The better the time, the dirtier they are!

There will be occasional "potty humor" at the table. You can try to avoid it all you can but they are boys and it will sneak its way in!

Boogers are a part of life, a snotty nose does not equal a bad mom. Same goes for things being shoved up their noses, you will learn to respect and appreciate the alligator tool at the doctors.

expect to be adored and thought of as the most beautiful woman in the world


Carrie said...

I have a house full of girls and would often get asked if we were going to try again for a boy. Now that I'm pregnant with a boy everyone assumes that we're done having children since it seems the only reason that we have three girls is that we kept trying for a boy. I get frustrated easily hear that attitude, but I just fave to remember that not everyone sees children as the blessings that I see them. All of my children are blessings from God regardless of their gender! Oh, and love the pic of your boys together!

The Young Family said...

EVERYTHING you said about boys is true! It made me laugh and cry (happy tears) at the same time when I read it! I love my boy!