by Nikki Pennington | staff writer for The Snap Mom
Feature Image: Rachel Stenger Photography
I love being a mom to all boys. Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Yes, they are gross, messy, and smelly, laugh at bodily functions and are non-stop. Yet, at the end of the day I still grin and think how much I love being a mom to all boys. Here are 5 reasons why being a boy mom is my absolute favorite.
1. Sports with boys are fun
I will never get to sit at a ballet recital, but I will get to stand up and scream inappropriate things at the top of my lungs like “take him down” on the sidelines at the football game and wear a shirt with his number on it proudly.
2. Boys are messy
I’ve never been one to worry about stains and getting dirty. I grew up in the country and if you didn’t come home covered in mud or dirt, you didn’t really play. Boys like to be messy and I am okay with that. When it comes to boys, you do not feel a need to excuse the fact that they are dirty – people expect it from them.
3. They are really funny
Boys are rarely serious, they do not take life seriously at all. They laugh things off or turn everything into a joke. This in return makes this momma laugh things off more often than not. These guys have helped me find my sense of humor again and helped me not be such a serious girl all the time.
4. Boys are tough
I laugh when we go for play dates and moms of girls see one of my guys fall and they say “oh my goodness!” or they hurry over to them. Boys are tough, they shake things off and rarely cry over a little fall. In fact, they welcome the fall and the potential bruise and can’t wait to show their brothers later.
5. They always love their mom
Let’s be honest, mother daughter relationships are tricky to navigate. Mother son relationships are usually easier and more laid back. Boys love their moms, yes they think their dads are pretty awesome too, but they share a bond with their moms unlike any other.
About the author:
Nikki is a stay at home mom to three high spirited boys. Three years ago she became a motherless daughter after losing her own mom to terminal brain cancer. When she is not playing the role of referee for the boys, she spends her days trying to encourage and inspire others that are on the grief journey.