Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Why I love having sons

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. 

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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? 

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  1. Agree with everything, I love having a boy and would love another one, but then if I had a girl I would bring them up to enjoy all things boys like too. Especially being outdoorsy, because that what we are.

  2. Amanda Masters15 July 2015 at 22:53

    I love this, I have two boys and doubt I will every have more, but my heart is full and content with everything they bring in to my life.

  3. Parenthood Highs and Lows15 July 2015 at 23:23

    I love this - I'm mum to three boys and would have no idea what to do with a girl now! #brilliantblogposts

  4. I so agree with Gemma...I have one of each. My daughter and I have an incredibly special bond and friendship, but I often think my son loves me more than she ever did. lol He DOES want to marry me afterall. :) Yesterday I told him it was against the law to marry your mom. He told me, prison would be worth it as longs as he has his mommy forever....awww... so yeah the day he finds his first girlfriend I'm sure he won't feel the same, but I'll enjoy it until then! Ironically, my daughter has always gotten ready much much much more quickly than my son. #BrilliantBlogPosts

  5. I can relate to all of these! My relationship is different with each of my children, because they are all different, but my sons are so affectionate and easy going. Unlike my daughter who is affectionate and not remotely easy going :) The boys are so much easier in the morning, although I've yet to start doing anything much with the wee girl's hair, more than a pony tail defeats me completely! #brillblogposts

  6. Boys sound so much fun....I only have girls.
    hahaha....Girls do take time to get ready on a morning.

  7. Lins @Boo & Maddie16 July 2015 at 16:32

    What a lovely post, we don't have kids because we can't but one of my best friends has two sons and I'm godmum to them both. I couldn't imagine her having daughters at all, she's a definitely a Mum of boys! x #brilliantblogposts

  8. Aaah I LOVE this post Gemma! I, too, love having boys. I used to wish for a daughter but sadly my age dictates that that probably will never happen now. I come from a family of girls so initially it was all alien to me! But actually, it couldn't have been any other way!! I was *meant* to be a mama of boys.

    I love the noise, the chaos, the affection and mostly I LOVE that I am now the only girl in a houseful of men. Queen of my castle :) #BrillBlogPosts

    Caro |

  9. Gorgeous post, I actually wrote about being a proud mama of boys recently, and feel exactly like you, I have two very different sons who are my whole world. Like Caro says I love being the Queen! Haha xx

  10. Hayley @hayleyfromhome31 July 2015 at 21:39

    Ahh I love this post...I feel just the same about my boys. I couldn't imagine it being any different now and I just love having a house filled with boys. They really are SO full of energy and never seem to sit still but you are right, they are so close to their Mama's which I just love. I just agree with all of this but especially the last one, fantastic post xx


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