Tuesday, March 18, 2014

10 Things I’ve learned being a Mom of a Boy

I came across this list on a post from Even A Girl Like Me and it describes my life as a mom to Parker.  When I first found out I was pregnant, I deep down wanted a girl.  Everyone said they thought I would have a girl and she would be dressed to a "T".  FYI, I'm a girly girl.  A girl name was so easy for us to pick out but it took a while to agree on a boy name.  Then on the big day, we found out it was a boy!  My husband was thrilled and so was I but I was a little worried because I didn't know what to do with a boy.  I have a younger brother so I remembered a little from us growing up but I was rusty.  My sister has two girls so I had plenty of practice with them.  Let me tell you, there is nothing like being a boy mom.  This list is totally what my life is like being a boy mom.  Parker has completely stole my heart.     Enjoy!

  1. They have one level of volume LOUD.
  2. They eat… constantly.
  3. They will find dirt where no dirt has ever been found.
  4. They wear cleats in the house.
  5. They run everywhere they go.
  6. They have an inhuman burst of energy around 7:30 p.m. and it’s best to let them get it out before attempting bedtime.
  7. They are surprisingly sensitive.
  8. They laugh at anything that involves “potty words.”
  9. They are incredibly curious, making everything an adventure.
  10. They love their mama.
  11. They potty train successfully when allowed to hit a target (preferably outside… like on a tree or off the deck. Yep, I’m that mom)
  12. They will wake up on the weekend an hour before the sun comes up, but you will not be able to drag them out of bed for school.
  13. They have to be reminded multiple times a day to, lift the toilet seat, put the toilet seat down, flush the toilet, wash their hands…with soap, and to keep their pants on.
  14. They smell like wet puppies after playing outside. Whether it be for 5 minutes or 2 hours.
  15. They consider anytime a good time to get dirty.
  16. They don’t understand why I would ever want to have privacy.
  17. They give real hugs. Not the ones where you barely connect. The ones that squeeze all your breath out.
  18. They use any opportunity to be naked. The less clothes, the better.
  19. They take everything apart (including jewelry, lingerie drawers and large purses) in order to put it back together so they understand how it works (even if it doesn’t go back together.)
  20. They crave love, affection, encouragement, admiration and security as much as any of us girls do, they just don’t show it or need it expressed in the same way.
  21. They need the freedom to be boys.


  1. SO true! :) I wouldn't trade Cohen for any girl!!

  2. LOVE this!!! My favorites are #'s 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 19.. oh I love them all!

  3. I found your through Jennifer's blog....I have to say that I laughed out loud at the one with the 7:30 energy burst. My son is now 18 but when he was little, he would say I have SO much energy....of course, this was always after work. I got to where I would go (with wine glass in hand) and unlock both gates on our fence. Then I would sit on the front porch (wine glass still in hand) and take my watch off. I would tell him to run around THE HOUSE 3 times as fast as he could. Worked like a charm for a few years. He smelled like a horse (pre bath) but slept like a baby! haha, thanks for the memories!