I really love having my two boys and I definitely feel extremely blessed to have them in my life. I love their energy, their playfulness, and how loving they are. I will admit I used to wish for a little girl but my shop is closed. The doctor confirmed my children were miracles and I was lucky to have fallen pregnant twice with the condition that I have. I may never have anymore children but I am fine with that. My boys are all I need and besides I have nieces and a little sister that I can spoil with all those gorgeous pink frilly dresses I see in the shops. So instead of dwelling on the daughter I may never have, I want to list all the amazing things my boys bring to my life.
1. Quick to get ready in the mornings
There is no need for french braids, neat buns, or pig tails tied up with a ribbon with boys. This is great for a mum who struggles to make her own hair look acceptable for work let alone someone elses. The boys hair sometimes doesn't even need to be touched as I like to keep it short unless its picture day and then I might spend two seconds rubbing some gel into it. Also boys don't care about what they are wearing. You just have to throw them a t-shirt, pair of jeans and a pair of trainers and off you go. As a young girl I remember stressing out over what to wear to non-uniform days, school discos, and clubs. Boys just want to be comfortable, they are not interested in impressing anyone with their latests fashions. I have heard this might change when they are teenagers though, something to look forward to.
2. Lots of cuddles
My boys never stop moving, they are just so full of energy but when that energy does start wearing off in the evenings, its cuddle time. My youngest boy is especially the most soppiest little thing you will ever meet. Boys really do love their mums. I know all children love their mums regardless of gender but I do now see why the term 'mummy's boy' is so frequently said. Both of my boys love to fight over who sits on my lap for a bedtime story and get upset when mummy gives the other brother more night time kisses than they received. One day they might tell me that they are too old for kisses and became a little distant but I know we will always have that special mother and son bond.
3. The muddy adventures
It is perfectly acceptable to be running around the fields covered head to toe in mud, holding worms in their hands while fighting to keep their trousers up because their pockets are so full of stones. I am a self confessed tom boy so I love going into the woods to hunt for that perfect tree to climb, looking for bugs and building dens with the boys.
4. The toys
I have always preferred boys toys over girls, I just think they are so much cooler. Having sons is the perfect excuse to build giant lego structures, play with dinosaurs, push around fire trucks/ambulances, shoot each other with nerf guns and play with all the avengers action figures. There is also the fact boys are just so much fun to be around. Alfie and Tom love to dress up in costumes and create scenarios where one will be the good guy and the other the bad guy. They will hide behind trees with their giant water pistols, jump off low walls, attempt a stunt roll, and just randomly break dance when they catch each other. Boys can be quite fascinating to watch.
5. Creating gentleman
I have a very important job to ensure that my boys grow up to be respectful gentleman. I have to teach them to be men but tell them it's OK to express your feelings. I want my sons to know how to treat others and to have confidence in themselves. I want to teach them about how hard work is rewarding and that their dreams are possible. Also, I want them to know that I will support them in what ever decisions they make in life and that I will always be there for them. I have years until that dreaded day where they fly the nest and I am no longer needed but for now I hope I will create kind, loving, and respectful gentleman.
What is your favourite thing about having a son?