I get asked all the time what it's like being a boy mom. The words to describe it includes ... loud, smelly, entertaining, chaotic and absolutely awesome. We had this bright idea in our early years of marriage that we would just have all of our babies really fast. So, we did just that ... 3 boys in 4 years. So I figured that I'd give a little insight into what it's like now having almost 3 teenage boys.
Cade is 16, Nash is almost 15 and Reid is 12. So, with that said ... our house smells. When you hit about half way up the stairs and enter into their territory you are hit with a cloud of musky boy smell. If you aren't prepared for it, you could throw up in your mouth a little bit. But have I mentioned how fun it is?! They keep me laughing that's for sure. They have the best one liners. I've decided that because I have so many of the craziest stories I'm going to write a blog for each one that stands out. So here goes part one ...
One summer Joel was at the fire station and I was home with all of the boys. Our middle son, Nash, had some friends over. They were all outside playing in the pool and Nash decided to push in his little brother, Reid. Reid was fully clothed of course. So, Reid takes all of his dripping clothes off and just leaves them outside. The night goes on and all is forgotten.
A couple nights later, we get onto Cade for leaving an empty box of cosmic brownies in the pantry We instruct him that when it's empty we put it in the trash. He proceeds to stand up for himself and tell us that when he came downstairs he heard "noises" from our room and split out of there quick. Ok, ok, I'll let that slide. We do tell our kids that if they come downstairs after 10pm they better have their noise canceling air pods on. LOL!
So the next evening, we are eating dinner and are all sitting at the table. We are talking about what's been going on and Joel asks Nash about pushing Reid into the pool. He asks if he was showing off in front of his friends. Nash says yes and Joel tells him "don't be a dick son, nobody likes a dick." Without skipping a beat, Cade (the oldest) chimes in and says, "EXCEPT MOM!"
Holy. Crap. I almost fell out of my chair.
Welcome to my life of all boys. It's a wild ride. Get ready for part 2 ...
Here's a cute picture of Cade, our oldest, the night he was inducted into the National Honor Society.
Omg I died 😂🤣 reading this we have 4-3girls and our baby was finally a boy named Reid!! 13yrs! God blessed us with him last cause he knew I couldn’t handle all boys he makes up for all 3girls
I raised boys as well. Always dreamed of having a girl. Now I have 3 granddaughters. Would not trade my boy mom experiences for anything. Much easier than girls.
Awesomeness!! Love it!
I had a girl first and then my son. My daughter always thought I loved my son more. I said, it’s not quantity but a different kind of love. I always told her that boys were the love of their mom’s lives. I know it sounds corny, but I prayed he would have blonde hair, blue eyes, and be left-handed. His dad is Sicilian. I got all three. Now, my daughter has a son. I prayed she’d have the same three things. Surprise! He does. In my attempt to get her to feel the unbreakable bond, I believe she finally gets it. She said the love is like no other, and she is so blessed to have her boy. Greatest gift of all!!
Boys are the best!
My husband and I had three boys over 9 years; they are now 19, 14 and 10. I’m thinking you were smarter to get all the boy funk done in a shorter period of time. I, unfortunately, still have at least 8 years of it to deal with.
But, even with the stinkiness, being a boymom is one of my biggest blessings!