Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Boys will be boys..and that's just fine with me.


Boys are different than girls and that is the way it is supposed to be. I gave up matching outfits by the time they were old enough to say, "I don't want to look like him." They keep their hair short so they don't have to comb it as often. I am thrilled that the pool is now open, the chlorine can get them cleaner than they clean themselves in the tub. They are rambunctious, but they just have more energy than they know what to do with, they need direction and diversions. Boys are different, but that doesn't mean they are bad. Different is good.

So before you pity me and try to keep your daughters away from my adorable and active boys remember this: your girls may sit nice and color with matching outfits and perfect hair, but someday they will get to be snotty teenage girls and then I will say "oh you have girls, so sorry."

Yes, there is a story behind this, but I am too nice to post the whole thing.


McMommy said...

I don't know what the story behind this story is but....I'm thinking it's something similar to what I've experienced!!! I love my boys and all their wild & crazy ways. So you are getting a big "AMEN SISTA!!" from me!

Hillary Dickman said...

I support you, Laura, you know I do. BUT...maybe you could have clarified that the girls to which you are referring are not mine!! :) Because, you and I know that I also keep my girls hair short so that I don't have to wash it and that the summertime chlorine gets them cleaner than any bath they have at my house. They do, from time to time, wear matching outfits. Of course, only at their request!

Here's another AMEN, sista! Or maybe it should be cheers! Let's have another glass of wine!

3boys247 said...

Oops, yes, I should have clarified...there are no links on my blog to the un-named mother. Hope that clears it up.

And if you read my blog and have daughters but do not live near me, I am not talking about you either. I am sure you are a wonderful mother to sweet coloring girls. I do not think they will ever be snotty teenagers.

4funboys said...

you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heather said...

Boys may be wild and dirty and rough and loud, but they are also sweet and sensitive and loving and precious. Here's to boys!!!

Lisa said...

I actually think my boys are way easier than my girls (and they aren't even teens). When the boys fight--they well fight and then they are done--my girls stew, glare and make snarky comments for days...oh the drama :0 (oh and girls didn't like to match or wear cute clothes after age 5)

Your boys are just adorable!!!

The Roaming Southerner said...

Well said,
My S-I-L had 3 boys and when she was pregnant (did not know the sex) people would say, "OH are you going to keep trying till you get a girl?" She was furious. She loved her boys and their ways.

They ended up with a girl and she claims it will be the death of her (in the best way possible).

I grew up with two of them and I always thought boys were FUN! (says the Tomboy)

Elaine A. said...

Came over from McMommy... Your boys are beautiful guys! I have 2 myself and grew up with three older brothers so I know exactly what you are talking about!

Would love to know the story behind this... maybe someday.

trying said...

What a fantastic post!! As the mother of two little boys boys I agree with everything you said. Just yesterday in the commissary I guess I looked frazzled because a total stranger told me "Dont worry honey, I have three boys. Moms of boys work harder. But I lived to tell about it.".

My oldest is only three and he already doesn't want to look like the 18 mth old. Sigh it was nice while it lasted!