Being a boy mom is certainly busy, challenging, and not for the faint of heart... I have THREE boys. They are 5, 6 (almost 7), and 9.
I love my three sweet boys more than anything, but I have many hard days. Things get broken and spilled often. They like to try my patience and one minute can be getting along and nice to each other and the other minute can be about to kill each other. I don't have any girls to compare them to, but I would say that boys are probably much harder. They aren't as willing to help out around the house and clean (I am not saying that they don't help out, because they most certainly do). They are not neat at all and I am constantly finding socks and shoes all over the house. They love to play sports and be rough and tough.
Sometimes I feel very sad that God did not bless me with any girls. I wanted to know what it would be like to buy dresses, put bows in their hair, and have a shopping buddy. I feel outnumbered most of the time too. (well...because I am!) I am not saying that I don't enjoy being with my boys and playing with them, but It would have been nice to get to play dolls and barbies sometimes too. I saw a show on TV not long ago and a mommy and her little girl were playing with a doll house. I had a doll house when I was a little girl that my parents built for me and I LOVED it. I am hoping that my sweet boys will get married and have me some Granddaughters, and I can spoil them and send them home to their parents. :)
Boys are so rough! We have had a few mishaps over the years... Trevor has had a tick in his eyelashes that required the eye doctor to get it out (plus dozens of other ticks I have pulled off of this child). I should call him the tick monster. I HATE ticks. Trevor has also swallowed a screw. Thankfully it wasn't sharp! We had to go to the ER for x-rays until it "passed". o.O Thankfully Zack hasn't had anything major. We have had more bumps, scrapes, and bruises than I can count, but thankfully we haven't had any broken bones or stitches yet...
I think mostly, being a Boy Mom, I struggle with feeling like I am doing a good job. Just like Mom's of girls would I guess. I hope that I am raising them to be loving, caring, compassionate men. Men who will obey God and be good husbands and fathers to their wives and children. I also struggle with the feelings that they may have because they have a brother with special needs. I hope that having Ryan as a brother makes them stronger and I hope that they understand why many things in their childhood are different because they have a brother with special needs. It is hard us to just pack up and go on family trips and overnight stays because of everything we have to pack for Ryan. I hope they never resent him because we have a different than "normal" life. I pray often about these things and have also found an amazing group for support.
|Ryan, Trevor, and Zack with two of their boy cousins.|
I follow a group on Facebook called MOB (Moms of Boys) and they have also started a new group called: No More Angry MOB. You can find them HERE. This group has really helped me as a boy mom and if you are a boy mom, I hope it helps you too.
Comment below if you are a Boy Mom and tell me your boy's ages.
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