Monday, April 12, 2010

Be prepared...



As a mom of boys, my life is filled with adventure. 
If you are lucky enough to be blessed with a little boy...
...or maybe two or three...
...be prepared to:

...dig in the dirt for worms and build worm houses out of boxes.
...remove grass stains and/or see knees peeking at you through not-so-old pants.
...watch them ride bikes, scooters, ...and anything else with wheels.
...step on the legos that are smattered throughout the house.  
...enjoy Tinker Toy contraptions as part of your permanent decor.
...buy stock in band-aids.
...require baths or showers every night in spring, summer, and fall. 
...drop everything to move playtime outside or inside.
...pitch millions of wiffle balls.
...have many buckets of "special rock collections."
...give kisses to dirt smudged cheeks.
...pause to watch big trucks.
...find legos and "guys" in your purse and coat pockets.
...hear Star Wars and superhero stories.
...spend 10 more minutes cleaning the bathrooms...they tend to sprinkle.
...find that little boys don't care if there are holes in their socks.
...let them wear their superhero pjs and rain boots to the grocery store.
...find joy in their smiles.
...be in awe of their imaginations.
...be loved.

Be prepared for the ride of your life.

This post is part of Steady Mom's 30 Minute Blog Challenge.


32 comments:

5 Kids With Disabilities said...

Oh, you described the joys of having boys!
PS LOVE the name of your blog...I am a big napper myself!
Lindsey Petersen

Shell said...

I absolutely love this! It's so true. Love being the mom of boys. :)

Beth said...

Beautiful post!

Aiming4Simple said...

This is a wonderful celebration of boyhood. Our third child, who turns 3 in June, is a boy, and we've noticed and enjoyed the difference. From your list I know I can look forward to more fun memories yet to be made!

Anna said...

FUN! Our little boy is just about to the crawling stage and we can already see a difference. Hurray for little boys!

Danifred said...

I think my girls would qualify for about 90% of this list. They'd just be doing it in dresses and snow boots.

Roz said...

Sometimes when I read your blog, I want to shout out, "MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!" Thanks for the fun post.

Anonymous said...

eeeeeeeeeee! so excited for this. Love having a little boy~~ Raina

Melissa said...

Yes, yes, yes! I'd add "...hear simulated truck sounds so much during the day that you hear them in your sleep."

Rebecca said...

Wonderful...lining up the cars...a daily event in my house!

Trisha said...

These are the very things that make being a Mom of boys so great....it just sometimes takes awhile to learn to embrace them.:) Love your list...thoughful and joyful.

Leigh said...

I LOVE having a boy and to think when we found out, I thought "what will i DO with a boy?"

They are such fun!

Kim - In Search of Me in Mommy said...

Love, love, love this! Oh, SOOOOO true! And may I add...
know more about construction vehicles and dinosaurs than you ever cared to know.

Fun post! Gotta love boys!

Jenny said...

オッス!

Nice to meet you! :D Just stopping by from the party to say howdy. Love your blog.

Have a great weekend and happy UBP! :D And hope to see you stop by sometime!!

さようなら!

One Take On Life - Heather said...

Great list...yes some are definitely all boy characteristics.
And to add to the list...train tracks that go on for miles, forts to be constructed and played in.

Superchikk said...

Found you on UBP, and love your blog! We have a son who's 2 1/2 and still naps. I say he still naps...today he played in his bed for 2 hours instead of sleeping. You can't win them all, I suppose!

Candace said...

Hi there! I stopped over from the Ultimate Blog Party and love your blog. :) It's nice to "meet" you at the party!

Barb said...

A great blog Sarah!

The Activity Mom said...

What a great post! I just found your blog from the blog party and just became a follower! I SO need to live for each moment (like the quote says in your side bar).

Thanks!

se7en said...

Cool post!!! I have no idea how I came to have five boys but I love it!!! I love how they can never do a chore with out spending the entire time try to invent a machine to do the chore so that they never have to do it again... No such thing as just doing the job!!!

Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

This is so true! I'm stopping by from UBP'10 and taking a look around. Love the name of your blog!

Debbie said...

Love this post! It is so true. My little guy has been carrying around 5 cars everywhere lately, although he can hardly hold them in his hands...to funny!

Angie S said...

I have a little boy and I am learning so much...I had a girl first!

My boy is a ball :) My girl...so sweet! They are so different!!

I found your blog through Kelli @ Random Thoughts of a Supermom...

I love your left sidebar 'Reminder'!! I needed that today and will visit again soon.

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