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HOW TO SURVIVE BEING A BOY’S MOM

HOW TO SURVIVE BEING A BOY’S MOM -asupertiredmom
HOW TO SURVIVE BEING A BOY’S MOM -asupertiredmom

Boys…boys….boys….boys….! 

My favorite little human beings who are little and super cute and so full of energy and love and that smile that makes me go all awwwww, yes these are my sons 🙂 I love them more than anything else in this entire world. I am a boy mom and I wear this badge proudly and fiercely. I am raising boys who will be men of future, husbands, fathers, and I know the responsibility is so big but I enjoy every moment of it. 

But with this big responsibility, comes many many things that I never thought I would be doing. Lol. If you are a boy mom, you would understand that. So I have compiled up a list of all the things that I think every boy mom would relate to.  

This is my boy mom survival guide 🙂 

ODORS AND SMELLS 

Well yes, doesn’t matter how many times I spray my boys with perfume or deo, they are going to smell bad. Real bad! This is not going to improve I am sure. The farts and burps and playing in the sunlight that means excessive sweating, oh my God! Please don’t expect that cute flowery smell from your boys if you are a boy mom. This is a normal thing. Trust me.  

BOYS LIKE ARTS JUST LIKE GIRLS 

Even my little one, who is a boy, loves arts and crafts stuff. I buy paints, colors, papers, beads and everything related to arts. Before I gave birth to boys, I used to think only girls like that stuff. But oh Boy, that was a wrong perception. My boys love to paint and that is the reason why my friends who have girls feel so good being at our home 🙂 lol 

BOYS WILL THROW EACH AND EVERY THING AND EVERY TIME 

So if you are worried that your boys are always climbing, jumping, hopping, throwing things, calm down mama. This is a normal thing. Boys will climb on everything they find. Sofas, chairs, tables, couches, railings, windows, you just name it. They need to do it to release that energy that they keep inside. I don’t stop my boys from throwing things as long as they are not hurting anyone or not breaking anything. So don’t worry, this is fine. 

BOYS FIGHTS ARE SOMETIMES TOO HARD 

I agree that nobody wants their kid to fight and get hurt. But believe me, being a mom of two boys, I now realize that these fights are just inevitable. I cannot stop them and boys are gona fight over silly things and then get hurt. This is fine. Trust me this is okay because all boys do that. 

BOYS ARE LOUD 

Silence and boys? IMPOSSIBLE. With boys, it’s never going to be a silent home. Only before their birth, lol. Or when they are asleep or not at home. So embrace this truth that boys are always loud and they don’t know how to keep their volume low. If you have a boy who keeps his silence, consider yourself a lucky mama. 🙂 

YOUR LIVING ROOM IS A PLAYGROUND 

So when my boys transformed from babies to toddlers, I used to get surpsied and shocked and sometimes angry that within a minute they ruin the living room by playing football or cricket or badminton. Now it’s all normal when I see my other friends having boys. You cannot just stop it always except when you are expecting some guests.  

WASHROOM IS ALWAYS WET 

If you are a boy mom, please lower your standards of a clean and tidy and dry bathroom. Your bathroom is gonna get wet when you have boys. Not just with pee, with water too.  

SEX TALK IS A NIGHTMARE 

Yes, let me tell you the questions they ask and the number of things they think. Sex talk is a nightmare with boys. They want an answer to their every WHY! I sometimes leave it to my husband to deal with the boys. Being a girl, I will confess that some questions are nasty but I have no other choice so I answer them or hand them over to my husband. They will even ask you why your body is different from their papa. Thanks to husband for managing this so well.  

BE READY FOR SOME EMERGENCY STUFF 

I have taken my boys to emergency many times. I am not telling you because I am proud of that, I am telling because this is normal. The reasons for rushing towards ER were bleeding, falling down, choking and all of these times, I was present at the moment, but still it happened. So trust me this is not always the mom’s fault. My son was just running when he fell down and got stiches under his nose. Once he choked on an orange. Once my both kids were playing and they bumped into each other so hard that my son started bleeding from his teeth. So this is what I have faced and I am warning you that you may face that too. Just never blame yourself for anything that happens to your kids.  

BOYS ARE NOT EASY AS COMPARED TO GIRLS 

When I gave birth to my son, almost everyone I knew told me, boys are easy to manage as compared to girls so don’t worry. But later on I realized that was the biggest lie that everyone told me. Who says that boys are easy? This is not true.  

BOYS CRY TOO 

So everyone always tells me boys are tough, boys are not gentle and bla bla bla. This is again not true. Boys have emotions just like girls and they cry and get hurt. We just expect our boys to be strong. Remember what moms tell their boys when they cry, OH DON’T CRY BECAUSE BOYS DON’T CRY! Why do they think like that? That is so wrong. Why we don’t let our boys be emotional and cry out their grief? I always let my boys cry and never tell them that they cannot cry just because they are boys 

BOYS WILL EAT ALL DAY AND STILL GET HUNGRY 

I make a heavy breakfast for my boys and even prepare a heavy lunch for them. But right after lunch, they ask for snacks. Then right after snacks, they need another snack. My boys are now preschoolers and my grocery budget is going high and even last week my husband was asking me what do you even buy and I told him he can manage grocery and kitchen for a month and tell me later. So if you are a boy mom, be ready for unlimited cooking, snacking and munching. 

BOYS CLOTHES WILL NEVER BE NEW 

I never buy my kids white clothes. Do you know why? I hate the stains and I cannot avoid stains. A new shirt will be ruined after a park meetup and the jeans will be torn. I have started buying clothes in bulk trust me. Their trousers, their shoes and shirts, everything just won’t last long.  

THOUGHT OF THEM LEAVING YOU WILL HAUNT YOU 

I know, I married a boy who was a son of another mom, my mother in law. I don’t expect my boys to stay with me always but the thought just gives me tears. I feel sad sometimes that they are gonna love another woman who will be their wife and then I won’t be the only one woman in their lives. It hurts, but then I think about making them men full of respect so that my daughter in laws thank me 🙂  

I just love my boys and their sight makes me happy. I am not saying girls are not love, they are! But people think only girls are cute and lovely, not boys and I want to change that thinking. Are you a boy mom? Or you know somebody who is a boy mom? Do share this blog post with them 🙂  

If you have any boy mom story to share with me, comment below and let me know 🙂 I would love to hear some awesome stories. 🙂

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