Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Confessions of a Boy Mom

Boy Mom Confessions | thechroniclesofchaos.com

Recently, my buddy Sarah shared a post about her son Henry and why she loves having a boy. And as a boy mom myself, I loved it so much, and she inspired me to write my own post. 

If you've been around these parts before, you've seen me talk about my sons pretty often, I'd wager. But just in case you're new here, let me introduce them. 


This is Dom. He's my 8 year old, going on 18. He's silly, smart, funny, outgoing, curious, sensitive, and philosophical. He loves random facts about every subject under the sun. He would eat popcorn all day every day if I'd let him. 


This is Will. He's my 6 year old. He's very sweet and cuddly. He has a stubborn streak a mile long and a quick temper to match. He loves to sing and often tells me in the car to turn the music up. And he has the memory of an elephant, so don't ever tell him anything you don't want him to remember. 

So, now that you're familiar with my cast of characters, I have some things to share with you. 

I have 2 sons, and these are my confessions of a boy mom. 

- I hear these words about 1,000 times a day: penis, butt, balls, boobs, poop, pee, boogers, and farts. 

- They know how to work every gadget known to man, but still can't find their shoes. 

- They would sleep in my room with me every night if I'd let them. 

- Their giggles are everything that is right in my world. 

- They are so incredibly smart. It amazes me the things that they know already. 

- Nothing lifts my spirits faster than hugs and kisses from my boys. 

- They have the biggest hearts and love to write letters to my hubs and me and to their grandparents. 

- Their bathroom is a disaster area that I try to avoid as much as I can. Toothpaste rivers. Toilet paper confetti. Urine... everything. I just can't. 

- They bicker all day long, but as soon as one of them leaves the room, the other one will follow so that they can be together. 

- Even though they are 2 years apart, people always ask me if they are twins. 

- They each have one of their grandfather's names as their middle name. 

- Some days the noise and mess they make overwhelms me. But as soon as they're not here, I can't stand how quiet the house is. 

- They know more about cartoons, action figures, video games, and YouTube stars than I ever will. 

- It scares the shit out of me that I'm partially responsible for shaping them into the adults they'll be one day. I wonder every day if I've done enough, if I've explained enough, if I've demonstrated enough. Is it ever enough? 

- Even now, I still sneak into their room when they're sleeping and check on them. Because I can't sleep unless I know they are OK. 

- The expression about children being your heart outside of your body is 100% true. I am filled with love for these 2 little rascals and they've changed me in so many ways - all for the better. How did I get so lucky? 

- I confess that I'm a boy mom and I wouldn't have it any other way. 


Boy Mom Confessions | the chroniclesofchaos.com


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