Monday, August 11, 2014

Being a mommy to boys...

Six years ago I learned that I was expecting my first son. At the time I had no idea just what that meant. I was excited to welcome my first child, but little did I know how much learning I was about to do.

Being mommy to little boys means that you know to make sure that the noodle isn't pointing up when you put a diaper on, and it means that you are likely to be pee'd on at least a dozen times before they reach the age of five.

Being mommy to little boys means that you have to be quick on your feet and respond to statements like "OH WOW, MY NOODLE IS GROWING"...it also means you likely know what a noodle is!


Being mommy to little boys means that you check the pockets on all clothing for items like rocks, matchbox cars, gum, and chap stick. It also means that laundry is NEVER done, boys and dirt are one in the same.

Being mommy to little boys means the bottom of your feet are extremely tough, they have to be to endure the shock of stepping on army men or matchbox cars.

Being mommy to little boys mean that you are also a doctor, not from an earned college education...but by experience. Well, it means stopping the boys long enough to doctor their boo boos and dragging them to the hospital for the ones that are more serious.

It also means that you shouldn't grow fond of their teeth...they will most likely knock them out.


Being a mommy to little boys means that you are responsible for teaching them the meaning of "No". It also means you teach them respect, loyalty, and strength.

It means that you have to teach them what love is, and how deep love is.


Being a mommy to little boys means that it is also your job to teach them the differences between women and men.


Being a mommy to little boys means you are a professional temporary tattoo applier and are used to being the "bad guy"...they always choose to be the good guys...


Being a mommy to little boys means you find creative ways to get them to eat things other than chips or ice cream. It also means that your grocery bill will sky rocket....boys eat so much food!


Being a mommy to little boys means that bath time is full on war...you enter the bathroom at your own risk. You are likely to be splashed soaked or pee'd on. It means that your FIRST task after bath time is to pick up any remaining bath toys...or else your morning shower will not go as planned. (stepping on a matchbox car or action figure is not enjoyable at 6:00 am)


Being a mommy to little boys means letting them have the Mohawk if it makes them happy.
(At least it wasn't a rat tail) It means you sit back and let them explore and figure out who they are. You pick your battles...


Being a mommy to little boys means that you have selective hearing. You have the ability to drown out all noisy toys...and ALL BOY TOYS ARE NOISY! 

Being a mommy means you are constantly moving and running. It means holding your breath as you watch them do stunts that nearly make your heart stop.


Being mommy to little boys means you see girls clothing and cringe, you appreciate the simplicity in Under Armour and tennis shoes!

It also means that you give up owning anything nice...they will destroy it. Boys are rough and tough.

Being a mommy to little boys means you know that they are en-grained through genetics to sleep with their hands in their pants. You can't change it...and you just accept it.


Being a mommy to little boys means that it is your job to teach them that they can conquer anything. It means being behind home plate after their grand slam, it also means you are the one their eyes find when they strike out. You are their foundation, you are the one that rebuilds them when they are broken.


Being a mommy to little boys means you are their first love, but you are not the love of their life. It means knowing that at some point you will no longer be the woman that holds their life together. It means that you will have to step back and allow another woman to love them...and pray that she loves them as much as you do.


Being a mommy to little boys means accepting the fact that one day you will look up to your babies and knowing that their soft cheeks will soon turn into prickly unshaven cheeks.


Being a mommy to little boys means it is MY job to make sure that these two boys have the happiest life I can give them. It is my job to make sure that they know they are loved. It is my job to grow these little boys into amazing men.

Being a mommy to little boys means you look at every man and his mother and you see the little boy inside of them and the mother that made him. 

Being a mommy to little boys means that I love my husband the way I want my boys loved. It means I am setting the example for their lives.


Being a mommy to little boys means that right now, I am EVERYTHING to two stinky, wild, and crazy little boys.