The boy moms I know love the gig.
I swung and missed three times for boys. Instead, I got three girls who fix their hair and paint their nails. Right after (or before) they ruffle your hair and make you bit your nails, if you’re a boy on the soccer field, at least.
I get the best of both worlds, maybe?
Not exactly. The life of the boy mom fills both with a joy I won’t really truly know, but will always admire. Today’s guest shares her take on the journey of a boy mom with us. Rebecca Bryant blogs at Everyday Life.
On it, she writes of her “perfectly imperfect life and the chaos that is called living.” She asks us to “grab a drink, pull up a chair and let’s talk.”
Being a mother is hard work. It’s a 24/7 job without breaks, holidays or sick leave. That said it is the most rewarding job one could ever hope to take on. So when hubby and I finally got the positive results we were pregnant after eight long years of trying, we were thrilled. We had hoped and prayed for this day to come along and the nine months that followed were a roller coaster of every emotion in the world. I mean, after all, there was this little alien life form growing inside me.
As we awaited the arrival of our little bundle (yes I believer babies are delivered by storks or alien capsules), I was privy to much unwanted and sometimes annoying comments like.
“Let’s hope it’s a girl as they are easier to raise”
“Boys are active and disruptive”
“Hope it’s a girl as boys leave their mom”
These are just a few of the things I would hear, but in truth, I was hoping for a boy. Why? Well, because I am so not a girly girl, and having a boy is awesome. I love being a mom of a boy. Here are few things that make being a mom of a boy awesome.
1. Cooler toys
From cars that turn into robots to Legos, boys have cool toys. Spending hours building a fortress just to watch it be invaded by storm troopers is fun. Don’t get me wrong seeing a Princess being saved by her Prince Charming is nice but watching things exploded is even cooler.
2. Going out
Going out ~ getting out of the house is easier with a boy. There are no hair, makeup or outfit meltdowns to deal with. Most days if it smells clean it works. Oh and best part one pair of shoes to deal with ONE!!
3. Public restrooms
Enough said there.
No matter the topic, be it sports, girls, or food, no subject requires more then a one- to two-word response. Unlike girls, who talk things into the ground (yes that includes me). Boys are easy. The response is either yes, no or I don’t care.
5. Body noises are fun
Whether it’s farting, burping or any other body noise, it’s funny. In the store, movie theater or at home, making body noises is funny. Oh, and there’s bonus points to mom if she does it in public.
6. Food is good
One of the best parts of having a son is eating. Unlike girls who are always worry about weight, boys eat and eat a lot so enjoying food is wonderful.
Boys protect their mom. ALWAYS!!
8. Special bond
There is a special bond that happens between a mom and her son. I witnessed it growing up with six brothers, and now, as a mom of a son, I get it. There is this connection that forms that is beyond anything I’ve ever felt.
9. Mom connection
You form a connection to other moms of boys. You know what it’s like to raise them and you give support.
10. You will always be first
Yes, he will grow up. Maybe become a husband and dad. But no matter where he goes or what his does, you will always be the first lady to have held his heart.
As you can see, being a mom of a boy is the best thing ever, and no matter how many people tell me otherwise, I would never trade it for the entire splendor in the world. Do I sometime wish for sparkles and glitter? Not really, because Chewbacca looks cute with pink ribbons in his hair.