*I usually share outfits that emphasize flattering an apple shape, but while I’m pregnant, I’ll be featuring posts that talk about pregnancy and motherhood.
I remember growing up as an only girl. At first, I really wanted a sister. I had two brothers, and I wanted someone in the family to be like me. I think I got over this quickly because my dad always taught me that…
“To be happy in life, you have to accept the things you cannot change, and not just accept it, but fully embrace it. If you can change something, do it. If you can’t, learn to love it.”
This has proven valuable advice for so many challenging situations in life.
I learned to embrace the benefits of having only brothers. I realized it felt comforting to have my two protective brothers always having my back. It felt special to be the only girl, daddy’s only girl. Mamma’s only girl. What I was missing from having a sister, I found in best friends. I would play sports and go on adventures with my brothers, and I would play with makeup and dabble in fashion with my girl friends.
Now that I’m about to be a mother to two boys
So embracing my father’s great advice, I’m doing the same thing with the idea of not having a daughter. At first my husband, Nate and I started to get excited about the thought of having a daughter. The curiosity is what made it exciting since we already had an idea of what it felt like to have a son. I was excited to use my chosen girl name, “Natalie Rose” and Nate was excited to not have the challenge of potentially comparing two boys. They would be two different genders so it would feel 100% different.
The moment I found out I was going to have another boy (and I’m getting my tubes tied after so we are done having children after this), at first I was a little disappointed. It didn’t last but a minute though because I channelled my inner father and thought to myself, you get what you’re supposed to have. I’m supposed to be a mother boys. That is God’s calling on my life, and that is what I’m going to embrace. Since then, I’ve thought of many reasons I’m excited to be a mother of boys and I’d love to share them with you below!
Great Reasons to love being a mother of boys
You get to be Queen Bee of the house.
You are the queen. There is no other woman in the house to share the attention. You get it all.
You don’t have to deal with any one else’s PMS.
No shared cycles. Less drama.
On that note, you don’t have to deal with teenage girls and all the drama that comes with them.
You don’t have to fight them on clothes that are too tight, too short, too revealing, too anything. You don’t have to worry about your girl getting pregnant, staying out late past curfew.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather deal with boisterous, too loud, too rough and tumble, masculinity untamed in a toddler/man child than a bratty girl.
Toddler girl sass is just too much for me to deal with.
You can wipe diapers any which way.
No one gets a UTI! Hoorah!
For a while they can pee anywhere and it’s super easy to just whip it out and be done with it.
You wish it was this easy for you!
Mud springs and spa getaways with your girl friends while daddy takes the boys on a weekend camping trip.
Guilt free me time. Why? You have no daughters who want to join anyway.
You don’t have to pay for a wedding.
More money for college funds and retirement.
No one mistakes them for being a girl for the first three years of life because they don’t have enough hair.
They will keep you active and adventurous and get you out of your comfort zone.
I can’t wait to play basketball with my boys.
Really, really? Is there anything more wonderful than experiencing the love that a son has for a mother?
The hugs, the kisses, the “I love you mommy” moments. I don’t know why but I can’t imagine it feels the same or better if it came from a daughter. I don’t know why.
Well, that’s all I have for now! Are you a mother of boys? What do you love about it? I’d love to know!
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