Saturday, March 24, 2012

You Might Be a Mother of Boys If...

This week's blog post came to me today after a Facebook post that I made.  As I was pulling laundry out of the washer today, I noticed something sticking out of one of the holes in the machine.  What was it?  A tiny little sword.  And laying at the bottom of the washer was Chandler's key to his play handcuffs.  It got me thinking of all the things that are done and said in this house that remind me that we are indeed raising two little boys.

For some time now I have joked that I have three boys: the baby, the big kid, and the really BIG kid (also known as Daddy).  Yes, our house is overflowing with testosterone, and I can only imagine what the years to come will bring.  I mean, even the dogs are boys, and I'm pretty sure the sea monkey is, too.  I wouldn't have it any other way, though.  I mean check out these sweet faces of my boys!

My boys :)
So, for this week's blog I have decided to compile a list of things that remind me that our household is very little Sugar & Spice (only what I bring to the table), and a whole lot of Snips & Snails.  As a tribute to Jeff Foxworthy, here is my "You Might Be a Mother of Boys if..." list.  (By the way, I'm pretty sure I will be making additions to this list in the days, months, and years to come.  These are just what came to mind today.)

You Might Be the Mother of Boys If....
1. Shopping for the kids' clothes is not as time consuming due to the fact that the selection pales in comparison to that of the girls, and because the boys simply don't care what they wear.  I think they would be happy in loincloths.
2. It is not uncommon to find buried treasure in the backyard in the form of Daddy's tools or Mommy's kitchen utensils.
3.Cuts, bumps, and bruises are far too common and 4 out of 5 times you don't know what caused them.
4. The dogs are not the only ones who use the backyard as their bathroom.
5. You collect cardboard boxes because they can be turned into pirate ships, or Army tanks, or rocketships.
6. You cannot throw away anything without one of the kids taking it out of the trash.  Because, toilet paper tubes can be used as missile launchers, paper towel tubes can be telescopes, and cereal boxes can be used for "decoration".
7. Duck tape and super glue are never in short supply in your house.
8. As much you try to stop it, potty talk is common language in your household.  Butt, fart, pee, poop, bottom, and wiener will always make the kids laugh, and they just laugh harder when told to stop.
9. It is near impossible to get through a meal without some of the aforementioned potty talk sneaking it's way into dinner conversation.
10. Other than your dogs, pets come in the form of sea monkeys, earthworms, snails, and rocks.
11. You have an arsenal of plastic weaponry in the house that includes machine guns, cap guns, bows and arrows, battle axes, swords, knifes, and missile launchers.
12.  NERF darts are found in every room, crack, and crevice of your home.
13. As much as you may not want them to be, video games are a staple in your house.
14. Your 4 year old beat Super Mario World on his Daddy's 3DS before his Daddy did.
15. You know what it sounds like to have rocks in your dryer.
16. You often hear from the big kid or the really big kid a preemptive, "This is probably not a good idea".
17. It is not uncommon to be called into the bathroom to view "accomplishments".
18. 3 out of 4 of you think that farts are always funny.
19. Everything is done at the speed of fast.
20. There are two types of gender according to your boys, those with wieners and those with "no wiener".
21. When you scroll through the photos on your cell phone it is not uncommon to find pictures of earthworms, nostrils, or those potty "accomplishments".
22. At least a few times a year you have an incredibly sore back from bending over to make a road out of sidewalk chalk that spans the entire driveway.
23. There is often an unsavory smell in the room and you don't know which kid it came from.
24.  There is not a single doll in the house, but you have enough cars, trucks, motorbikes, and bulldozers to fill a small country.
25. Your little boy thinks that you hung the moon and stars, and that Daddy is a superhero.

"A boy is Truth with dirt on it's face, Beauty with a cut on its finger,
Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair, and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket."
-- Author Unknown

Till next week friends!
Brittany :)


  1. So true!!!! I agree with all of these!

  2. need to ad that if mom burps it is not followed by excuse you it is followed by
    "that was a good one". So get this blog just many years ago.

  3. Beautiful tribute from a beautiful mother!! Love to my "NB" Grandsons & their amazing parents!