I cannot believe that in a short while I will joining this club! This article made me laugh and cry! Haha! Darn hormones…
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by Nikki Pennington | staff writer for The Snap Mom
There is a secret club that is only for moms of boys. In this club there are unwritten rules that are never spoken, just understood. It’s nothing that we sit around and discuss; it’s just things that we automatically assume another mom of boys will know. We know that when it’s brought up, another mom of boys will not only understand, but they will also laugh and say, “Been there!” My mom always said, “There is a special place in Heaven for moms of boys. There is a crown of jewels, however, for those with only boys.” Sure, moms of girls have their own set of things they understand, but I can assure you it doesn’t include fun stuff like being an expert at deciphering dinosaur noises. I am going to share with you a list of five things only moms of boys know.
1. We can identify trucks and tractors
Digger, dump truck and garbage truck to name a few. Not only can you identify them, you can hear them coming down the road and know which one it is by the sound. You can spot them on the side of the road and say them by name. You might even do this while driving without your children in car. This might scare your friends who are not mommies. They might not understand the importance of knowing this information. You find yourself running to the door when you see a truck coming and yelling, “The garbage truck is here, guys!” or “Here comes a fire truck!” To be completely honest, you can probably identify the tractor and truck toys blindfolded.
2. We know Thomas and all his friends
To moms without boys, Thomas and his friends might all appear to be the same. To those moms, a crane is just a crane. Moms with boys know that even the crane has a name. We can also sing you theme song at the drop of a hat and mimic each voice, as we play with the train set.
3. We know our dinosaurs
We have the tyrannosaurus rex “rrrrrooooaaarrr” perfected. We can tell you what they liked to eat, where they lived, how they died and anything else you want to know. We are basically geologists without a degree.
4. We know that boys will pee anywhere
This one is a curse and a blessing. All moms of boys have been there, that moment when you hear, “I have to pee NOW; I can’t hold it.” This usually happens right after you have packed up all the groceries and other children into the vehicle. Unbuckling everyone and going back into the grocery store is not worth it. You scope out the parking lot, make sure nobody is in the car next to you and you secretly hover over and hide them, as they pee right there. It’s a curse when you are at a child’s birthday party, and you suddenly realize your little boy is in the corner of the yard peeing.
5. We know they love their mom
Yes, boys love their dad. If you ask mine what they want to be when they grow up, they will quickly say, “A firefighter just like daddy.” When daddy gets home, they run to the door and jump up and down with excitement. Then there are the moments that are filled with endless hugs, kisses and snuggles only for mommy. They tell you that you are “so pretty” or “you are the best mommy in the whole wide world!” They don’t just say it; they mean it. They hold your hand for no reason and promise to always be your baby.
Moms of boys will tell you raising little men is full of daily challenges. Boys are non-stop, full of energy, always getting into something they should not and never listen. They pee on everything, think gross things are funny and always seem to push the limits. One minute they can give you complete anxiety by saying, “Look what I can do mom!” or “Watch this!” and the next they are filling your heart so full of joy and love you feel like it might explode. To the fellow moms of boys, I know it’s not easy but together we can do this!
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.