I’m a Mom to 2 boys…and there are things they do and say that let me know they are ALL boy. As a disclaimer, I don’t have girls, so I’m not trying to generalize (or polarize) that these points only apply to boys, or that they’re representative of all boys, BUT for me, these 5 points clearly point to the fact that my egg was fertilized with a Y-chromosome on two separate occasions!
I try to do some “research” and compare notes with my fellow Moms…girl Moms if you will, and the consensus seems to show that my theory on if I had girls, we would be sitting around playing tea or dress up, would probably be true.
However, that’s not my experience (to date). My days are filled with high-impact energy and playing the zone, along with lots of “potty” talk and curious questions from the moment they open their eyes, until they use their last ounces of energy trying to fight bed time.
These are my TOP 5 tell-tale signs that I am a certified BOY MOM:
- Dirt don’t hurt – My boys do not mind being dirty, there’s no hesitation when it comes to sticky, dirty, sweaty, wet, etc… I’m usually chasing them down with sanitizer or constantly dishing out instruction to wash hands. And – only my 2-year old is still in diapers, and he’ll tell me he’s got a dirty one, but that doesn’t always mean he wants me to change it! :/
- Couch jumping – Nothing like couch surfing, one of my guys’ favorite pastimes is figuring out how to jump from couch to couch or climb up on the family room furniture, only to jump, dive, roll and launch off of said furniture onto the ground…and repeat!
- Fart and Poop factors – Two of their favorite words, and the bonus is the act of producing a fart! If you’re gonna be a mom to a boy, it just comes with the territory. I’ve tried my best to play it off (once they discovered these words), and not pay it much mind or act like they are buzzwords, but it’s just like they know! They will find creative ways to use either term in a sentence or even put them in their favorite songs. When it comes to fart-ing…well, one does not like to be outdone by the other!
- Energizer bunnies – My two rarely sit still, they are constantly moving. I’m always on the lookout for activities and ideas to keep them stimulated and busy. I love taking them outside for walks or to the playground to let them run around and work off some energy, but a lot of times I am the one run down before them. They just keep going and going….
- Wrestlemania – There’s a lot of rough play…all day! Paired with the furniture jumping, I feel like a referee in the octagon or in a WWF ring. It’s one thing when they rough house with Dad, but my body isn’t quite as rugged and my tummy (when they both came out on c-sections) is a little more sensitive. However, that doesn’t stop them from using me for leverage or as a stepping stone/ladder to get from point A to point B.
Okay, so how’d I do? Anyone out there, can you relate? If you don’t have boys or maybe your boys aren’t quite so “typical” boy… this may not sound all that exciting, but actually, I look forward to it everyday. I feel like between the two of mine, I easily get in a daily workout and there is NEVER a dull moment.
And — did I mention how somewhere along the way, my boys have taken up picking wildflowers when we’re on a walk, to give to Mommy!?! I’m not saying that lets me know I am a boy Mom, but there’s definitely something about my baby boys presenting me with a flower that melts my heart every single time!
You’ve heard the term, “Boys will be boys.” I’m not gonna sugar coat it, it’s a busy, BUSY whirlwind life while trying to manage two very independent little men, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.