…your shower is filled with manly bath products such as: and and sweet surprises Sometimes, you also find some not-so-pleasant surprises. That splotch, down there in the corner? That’s goop/goo/algae/nastiness from when Boy #2 cleaned out the fish tank this weekend. What’s the funniest/nastiest/most surprising thing you’ve found in your shower?
…your child points to a fading wound on his abdomen and asks, “Will that make a scar?” — and pumps his fist with glee when you respond yes.
…you tuck your four-year-old into bed with a gun. (Yes, Boy #4 is currently cuddled up to a toy gun.) …the same four-year-old lovingly bundles his toy skidloader after giving it a bath. …you read Dodge Vipers for a bedtime story. …you’re actually enthused when your mother announces she’s coming over to drop off part […]
Having a boy (or 2 or 3 or….) definitely changes you. Case in point: I found myself wrestling with my five-year-old niece today. After years of parenting boys, “wrestle” somehow equals “play” in my brain. Maybe that’s why I found Outnumbered Mom’s post, The Paradox of Parenting Boys, so intriguing. Head on over. Take a […]
10. You’re as excited as your boys are when a bouncy ball rolls into the street — and is promptly exploded in two by an oncoming car 9. You’ve had bugs (or reptiles) on your kitchen counter 8. Your laundry piles are predominantly “dark” 7. You know what a skid loader, backhoe and bulldozer are […]
….your toyroom contains: 2 ride-on toys (1 Kawasaki four-wheeler and 1 John Deere tractor) 4 tractors 2 barns about a zillion Lincoln Logs 2 hard hats 1 tractor-backhoe 2 front-endloaders 1 bulldozer 4 dump trucks 1 backhoe 1 cement mixer 1 grader 2 plastic guns assorted plastic tools a pirate playset, complete with pirate hat […]
…your three-year-old comes in from outside and says, “Worms in my hood.” You walk over, briefly peruse said hood and reassure him: “Honey, there’s no worms in your hood.” But having been a Mom of boys for many years, a niggling feeling causes you to look again. Still, no worms. A glance, though, at your […]
You have 2 laundry piles — dark, and underwear You spend hours watching tractors and machines on YouTube Wrestling is a typical after-dinner activity Your home resembles an ammo depot — in small scale plastic, of course Your couch cushions are off more than on You can mark the 4 seaons by the debris on […]