So what’s life like with boys? three of them to be exact… BUSY! Never a dull moment!!
I’m the mother of three very special young men. (alil background first) I had the pleasure of meeting my hubs almost six years ago and I guess you could call it love at first sight. We met online, had a meet up a few days later, went out on an official date later the next week and the rest is history! On August 7, 2010 I became a wife and insta-mom of two little boys. Then December 16, 2011 (as luck would have it) our family grew by one more BOY!
They are each very unique and similar all at the same time. The oldest is in the fourth grade- he plays baseball, football, and basketball. The middle one is in the first grade- he plays basketball and is wanting to now also play football. The youngest is in K-3 daycare class and he is a lover of ALL sports. But if I had to pick a favorite for him I would say… basketball! He is also our “little drummer” following in the footsteps of his dad! So as you can imagine given their current grade levels and activity schedules we’re certainly a busy family! Is anyone else tired yet?
So what do I find challenging? Well this weekend will present its challenges as both of the older boys have basketball games scheduled at the same time at different locations! So unfortunately, we will be a family divided- myself and the baby boy will be attending the middle son’s game, while the hubs will be with our oldest at his game! I do find it sometimes challenging to shop for them because the selections can be “too basic.” Or just because they are boys does not mean they only want to wear stripes, trucks, cars, and dinosaurs on their clothes. I also find it alil annoying when we go places and there are many look-a-likes around! I do dare to shop for them online to find more of a variety than what Target and Crazy 8 offers, but there are times when you just need the convenience of a local store.
(more challenges) Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my reigning title as The Queen but sometimes I dream of the moments I could have with a little girl of my own! Doing her hair, painting our nails, playing baby dolls and doll house… picking out the cutest outfits with all the little accessories! Or just having an excuse to watch the movie Frozen!! No I have not seen it yet…have heard great things about it-but the boys have not even mentioned the word Frozen in our house!!
What do I consider most rewarding? The most rewarding part of it all for me… is simply being a MOM! I consider it an honor and a privilege to be a mother. After experiencing a miscarriage and believing that I would not have children of my own (the devil is a lie!) I had a different perceptive on life. I learned how to really and truly trust in God, stand on His promises, and I wholeheartedly believed in the power of prayer. In only six short months (that seemed like FOREVER to me and the hubs) we were pregnant and I had a successful full-term pregnancy! Won’t He do it!!!! Do I have any witnesses???
And so yes- MY life with boys is fun, exciting, and always entertaining! I wouldn’t trade them for nothing!!
So how’s your life with boys? What would you consider challenging about it? What do you consider most rewarding?