When I was pregnant with my son I was thrilled … and by “thrilled” I mean terrified. I didn’t know what being a boy mom would be like. My first was a girl and I felt like I could handle another girl. I know girls. I am a girl. Boys … they were like aliens to me. Aliens wielding a piece of equipment I didn’t know how to handle.
And then my son was born.
And WHOA NELLY! I got schooled in what being a boy mom is all about the minute I changed his diaper and got a faceful of pee. Being a boy mom is different. And crazy. And there’s a learning curve when it comes to the equipment. But it’s also pretty awesome. Insane, but awesome. Insanely awesome.
Here are 11 signs you’re the mom of a boy:
- You know the names and functionality of every construction vehicle on earth.
- You’ve said some variation of, “Stop tugging on that thing,” or “Put that thing away,” or “Get your hands out of your pants” more times than you can count.
- Your heart no longer races when you see your child dangling from a 5-foot-high ledge, because it pretty much happens every day.
- You’re accustomed to being smothered in kisses and hugs one minute, and then beaten with a foam sword the next.
- Every time you do a load of laundry you have to fish out handfuls of rocks and sand and sticks from your kid’s pockets.
- You’ve perfected your “vroom vroom” sound.
- You have to buy new shoes for your kid ALL. THE. TIME. because they’re constantly getting outgrown or destroyed or lost.
- Every surface in your house is covered in Legos.
- You’ve come to learn that sticks aren’t just sticks. They’re weapons—swords and guns and spears and light sabers. In fact, you’ve learned that pretty much everything is a weapon.
- The 2-foot area surrounding your toilet (including the walls) is covered in pee.
- You’ve been proposed to by your child on multiple occasions, and of course you’ve said, ‘Yes” every time.
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