When people find out that I have all boys, they look at me completely shocked. They quickly tell me what a brave woman I am and that they don’t know how I do it.
Well, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.. I don’t know how I do it either!
My husband and I always knew we wanted to have kids. We talked about it early on in our relationship. However, when we talked about it we never realized we’d have all boys!
Our once quiet and structured lives have turned into noise and chaos. Even on one of the hard days, we both love it. We love our little boys so much and they’ve taught us more than we ever could have imagined.
We’ll be sitting down for dinner and our four-year-old is always singing some new song to himself.
“I love spicy chicken curry! Even the bread, but I love my chicken more because it’s better than Liam’s!”
Dinner immediately becomes a competition between all three of our boys and they rarely remember to use their inside voice. Sometimes they even excuse themselves to go and wrestle in the living room so they can see who the winner is once and for all.
Okay, more than just sometimes.
I start to think how completely crazy my life is until I find another boy mom. She always understands exactly what my days are like. It doesn’t even shock her when I tell her why I’m late… Even though it probably has to do with the fact I was cleaning up pe because my two-year-old decided to pee in a Gatorade bottle. (This really happened y’all!)
7 Things Boy Moms Everywhere Understand
Boy moms are no stranger to pee. It’s everywhere. It doesn’t matter if your kids have been potty trained for years or if they’re in diapers. It’s going to get everywhere.
You may as well quarantine the bathrooms now because they never get it in the toilet! Not to mention they’re fascinated with it! They think it’s funny to pee in the garbage next to the toilet and even the tub…
When you ask them what excuse they could possibly have… they just smile.
Constantly Buying Food
Little boys are never full. They will probably put up a fight when it comes to dinner because they’re picker than all get out, but in between meals is when they really get you.
They’re constantly in the fridge and pantry. They assume you’re hiding the goods so they rifle through it all.
It only gets worse as they get older. My kids are 2, 4, and 6 and I swear they’re trying to eat me out of house and home. I can’t imagine what they’re going to be like when they become teenagers!
Everything Turns Into Wrestling
They could start out reading a book to themselves or cleaning their rooms and they will somehow end up wrestling. There’s no rhyme or reason to why it starts, but it always does.
Usually younger one knowingly takes it too far and then runs to hide behind mom. Then you’re left trying to mediate and keep the older one from killing said brother.
Right as you think you have it solved, someone sucker punches the other one and they run off in a hurry. Age doesn’t stop them either. I never thought a baby could throw a sucker punch until I saw my 2-year old messing with his older brothers.
My husband tries to tell me it’s how they all bond. I just hope they all survive the bonding!
Bodily Functions Are Hillarious
You can try all you want to convince your kids to talk appropriately at all times, but at the end of the day, bodily functions are hilarious to them.
You’re really in for it when they learn to fart on command. All three of my kids can and I swear they stink us out of the whole room. My husband and I end up leaving only to hear them yelling “victory” as we close the door behind ourselves!
The worst is when they do it in public. Someone does it by accident and of course, I start to yell at them. Then the younger one does it to make his brothers laugh. Then you’re outnumbered because they think they’re freaking hysterical!
Everything Turns Into A Weapon
I love watching my kids play and seeing where their little imaginations can take them. Especially how it doesn’t matter what toy they have in their hands, they’ll always pretend it’s a weapon.
You may have something against your kids playing with weapons and refrain from buying them. However, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.. They’ll pretend every other toy they have is one anyways.
I’ve even seen my kids turn their cousin’s Barbie into a super secret agent with lasers for eyes and swords coming out of her hands. I’m telling you… They’re crazy and love pretending things shoot.