I totally thought I would of been a mom of girls. After the first, I thought the next one will be a girl.
After the 2nd, I knew the next one was a girl…but, I ended up with 3 boys and I am loving and appreciating it more and more every day! God knew exactly what to give me and what I would be good at and I guess that is being a mom to boys.
10 Reasons I Love Having Boys
1. They don’t need to be entertained.
Boys have the greatest imaginations. They don’t need you to sit and play with them every second of the day. They can literally play with a stick for hours on end. It’s truly amazing.
2. They move on so easily.
Sometimes I wish this was possible for us women, but I’m just not made that way. Boys can be upset about something and, be over it in a few minutes. They can be mad at someone one day and be best friends with the same person the next day.
3. They aren’t overly emotional.
My middle son is so sensitive and has such a compassionate heart. At the same time, I see that my boys just aren’t emotional about much of anything. Nothing completely devastates them. When they are upset and cry, they can easily turn it off in 2 minutes.
In my house, I’m the only basket case!
4. They laugh easily.
Boys seriously laugh at everything! Any moment can be turned into a silly situation. Disgusting things are funny to them. They constantly distort their voices or faces to make someone else laugh. This seems to be their number one goal. Laughter.
5. Public restrooms are a breeze.
There is no lining the toilet or worrying about half of the germs. Boys can easily adapt to any restroom.
6. Dressing them is easier & cheaper.
There are not many opinions and negotiations with boys and their clothes. It’s hard to even get them to match half the time. Overall, it’s just a simpler process and they don’t need accessories, headbands or stockings so it’s cheaper.
7. Everything is about having the most fun.
Boys love to get dirty, and find ways to have fun in every situation. They have a ton of energy that is rooted in the need to find joy and fun in every scenario.
Definitely a lesson I can learn from them.
8. They are easier to get out the house on time.
I don’t have to do any hair except my own so getting out of the house is easier altogether. They really just have to get dressed and brush their teeth. Not to say we don’t have our mornings but, on a normal basis it’s not too bad. The older they get the easier it is.
9. You get a deeper understanding of your husband.
My husband loves having boys so much because, every day is like a walk down memory lane. I have gained such a deeper understanding of how boys/men think and operate. Also, I’ve learned to really appreciate the differences from myself.
10. They love their mama’s in a special way.
All children love their mama’s in a beautiful way. While I am still learning about my boys, I have talked to many mom’s who have raised boys. They all agree that boys grow up with a deep, overprotective, and appreciative love for their moms. I am seeing this already. They constantly check to make sure all is well with mama. It breaks their hearts when I’m upset or sick.
I have learned to embrace and appreciate being the only woman in my house. I truly love having boys. I grew up with one sister, so our home was all girls and one guy. I knew nothing about boys but I can say I am enjoying this journey of raising them.
I pray God continues to give me and my husband wisdom on raising them to be mighty men for God. I find myself constantly praying “God please help me connect with each of them individually.” I don’t have all the answers. However, God will equip me with what I need to be the mother they need.
Stay encouraged mamas! God didn’t make any mistakes! He gave you the exact children that you were meant to have! You are exactly what your child needs 🙂
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