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how to raise boys

how to raise boys

how to raise boys
I have officially become outnumbered by the boys that make up my family.  

For the longest time, I only thought about having and raising mostly daughters with an occasional boy added into the mix.   Instead, I got the exact opposite and have loved every minute of it!

Boys are so much fun!  And there are so many things I've learned from raising boys that has molded me in to the kind of mother  I've always wanted to become.  Go figure!

So, in the 6 short years I have had my little men in my life, here's what I've discovered...


The Incredible Things About Raising Boys


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how to raise boys

how to raise boys


how to raise boys
*Boys are...Big Picture People.

Most boys are "Big Picture" types of people.  Instead of worrying about all the little details, they focus on the end result and the key steps that will get them there.  

Before having boys, I was constantly consumed with the smallest of details and would constantly drive myself, and others, absolutely crazy.  Haha!  Now, I've learned to balance this out by following my boys' example and look at things in a broader perspective and not get lost in all of the little things that sometimes don't really matter when it comes down to it.

*Boys embrace the messy side of life.

If there is a puddle, dirt pile or mud patch within a foot of my boys, I know, without a doubt, that I will find them instantly covered in it.  And as much as I love for things to be clean,  I have learned through my boys that there is a certain kind of fun you only get to experience when you let a little dirt into your life.  So I've learned to let go, embrace the mess (with exceptions of course!) and let the good times roll.

*Boys are handsy.

Just like boys like getting dirty.  They also like using their hands.  Their brains are just wired that way.  For the longest time, if I wanted to learn about something I would either look it up online or have someone show me how to do it.  But, in realizing how much my boys love to use their hands, I have learned to start doing things with my own hands and learn as I go.  And it has been so much fun!  I just love doing projects with my boys that allow me to see the world through the tiny, eager, and creative hands.

*Boys love to cuddle and spread love.

Though my boys may be wild, they also have a very tender side to them. I can't tell you how many times one of my boys has come and sat right beside me, just so they could be near me.  Or, how many times they have drawn a picture for me or brought me handfuls of dandelions in their precious grass stained hands.  This happens on a daily basis and is simply heart melting.  So, I make sure that I reciprocate and make a big deal over any sign of affection they show, because I never want them to stop!

*Boys have the BEST imaginations!

I absolutely LOVE everything that my boys do.  But their incredible imaginations are probably one of the things I love most about raising boys!  I can't tell you how many times Isaac has set up a fully functioning rainforest in our living room using just blue sheets and stuffed animals.  Or the the countless instances I have caught Zachary running around the house in five different dress up items; pretending he was a scary monster, giant dog, or some other incredible thing.  This happens on a daily basis with my boys and because of that, there is never, and I mean never, a dull moment in our house.  Ha! 


how to raise boys

how to raise boys

how to raise boys



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See!  There are so many incredible things about raising boys; and I will forever be a 'Boy Mom' through and through.  These little men mean the world to me and continuously bless my life in countless ways.  I am definitely one lucky mum!







   





2 comments

  1. Awww this made me cry! I wanted a girl so badly, but instead was blessed with a boy. Now I wouldn't trade him for any girl in the world. I'm oh so obsessed and I agree with everything you said!!!

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  2. I so hear you Andi! Boys just make the world such a wonderful place! XX

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