10 Things Every Boy Mama Can Relate to! I could relate to every single one, especially number 2!
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10 Things Every Boy Mama Can Relate To.

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“Oh wow, you’ve sure got your hands full, don’t ya?”  I’ve heard that a time or two (or 73) at the grocery store.  And the truth is, I DO have my hands full.  Raising boys is not for the weak.  I’m tired, we’re dirty, and chances are if you’re reading this, you are too.  So, if you’ve been to the ER more times than you’d like to admit or had your kid pee in the middle of the courtyard at church, I’m not here to judge.  Solidarity.  There are certain things in life that bring women together and being a mother to boys is one of those things.

10 Things Every Boy Mama Can Relate to! I could relate to every single one, especially number 2!

1.  Boys are constantly on the edge of death.  Leave your 15-month-old unattended in the garage for 45 seconds and you’ll walk into this.
10 Things Every Boy Mama Can Relate to! I could relate to every single one, especially number 2!

Everything and anything is a jungle gym just waiting to be conquered.

2.  Your fridge is empty.  They are ALREADY eating you out of house and home.  Your four-year-old can devour an entire steak by himself, and you quiver thinking about the grocery bill you’ll be hit with by the time they get to high school.

3.  Wrestle Mania.  All day.  Every day.  Boys might as well come out of the womb wearing wrestling singlets.
10 Things Every Boy Mama Can Relate to! I could relate to every single one, especially number 2!

Big brother gets ready to score his first take down on his 10-month-old baby brother.

4.  “Filthy” is an understatement.  Not a day goes by in The Gifford Household without sweat, stains, and dirt. 

10 Things Every Boy Mama Can Relate to! I could relate to every single one, especially number 2!

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10 Things Every Boy Mama Can Relate to! I could relate to every single one, especially number 2!

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5.  Ninja turtles.  Frozen is to girls as Ninja Turtles is to boys.  If you’ve ever wondered why Target makes so many different types of Ninja Turtles, the answer is because your kids want Every. Single. One.

6.  They’re naked again.  Pretty sure clothes are optional in every toddler boys’ mind. 10 Things Every Boy Mama Can Relate to! I could relate to every single one, especially number 2!

 7.  Weapons.  At this point you’d think you were preparing for the zombie apocalypse.  Your kids have enough swords to start their own militia, and getting hit with a nerf bullet is about as common as their trips to the fridge.10 Things Every Boy Mama Can Relate to! I could relate to every single one, especially number 2!

8.  “Get your hands out of your pants!”  One of the many sentences you never imagined yourself screaming across the room on a daily basis.

9.   You’re exhausted.  From the time their little eyelids open at the first sign of sunlight, until they’ve reached that precious hour we call bedtime, you do NOT stop.  On a scale of 1-10, their energy level consistently remains at right about an 11.5.

10 Things Every Boy Mama Can Relate to! I could relate to every single one, especially number 2!

10.  Boys love their mamas.  Their energy level may be off the charts, but so is their sweetness. Which makes loving them the easiest thing in the world. 

Yes, we’ve got our hands full, but our hearts are even fuller and we wouldn’t trade the BOY Mama life for anything.

10 Things Every Boy Mama Can Relate to! I could relate to every single one, especially number 2!

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10 Comments

  • Reply Holly July 24, 2015 at 10:16 am

    OMG’s you are so awesome! Love it! Holly 🙂

    • Reply Tracy July 24, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Thanks, Holly!

  • Reply Debbie July 26, 2015 at 5:13 am

    It’s 5am and I’m sitting here drinking my coffee giggling like a maniac. So true! And even though my boys are long grown up, the memories are clear (and they still love their mamas even when they’re in their 30s).

    • Reply Tracy July 26, 2015 at 8:09 am

      Glad we gave you a giggle, Debbie, and I’m glad to hear boys love their mamas even when they’re in their 30’s!

  • Reply Andrea Kruse July 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

    LOVE this post! I can relate to so many things on your list. I have 2 boys and a poor little ballerina in the middle. They are SO different! [client]

    • Reply Tracy July 26, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Thanks, Andrea! I can only imagine. We’d love to add a ballerina go our tribe, but I’m not sure we make those! ?

  • Reply Linz @ Itz Linz July 26, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    lol! this is hilarious! i have just one boy (so far) but can totally relate!!

    • Reply Tracy July 26, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Glad we gave you a chuckle, Linz!

  • Reply Amanda July 27, 2015 at 9:43 am

    ALL of this is so true! My husband literally just sent me a picture of our 2 year old with his hand in his pants (as I started reading this), and I don’t know how many times in the last week we have had to say, “Kaydan, get your hand out of your pants.” And all the others you mentioned. On point! I have a 2 year old and 10 month old, both boys, and can already relate!

    ps. stumbled across this blog and your IG from my friend Shannon Farias! Glad I did! 🙂

    • Reply Tracy July 27, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Hahaha, Amanda! That is too funny! Glad we gave you a chuckle and thanks for following!!

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